McIntire Elementary School Moves Off State's "School Improvement" List

9 years 10 months 2 weeks ago Friday, September 17 2010 Sep 17, 2010 Friday, September 17, 2010 6:33:26 PM CDT September 17, 2010 in News
FULTON- It's taken two years, but McIntire Elementary in Fulton returned high enough MAP Test scores to be removed from the state's "school improvement list." The scores schools must receive to stay off the list are mandated by the "No Child Left Behind" Act.

McIntire Elementary Principal Beth Houf is thrilled about the news. "It's definitely a positive start to the year.  It's nice to see the hard work that's been going on in the building pay off," she said.

For the last two years, McIntire had to allow parents to switch their child to another school.

"It's hard on the teachers who work so hard and for the students, especially in a town this small to think that one of the school's isn't as good as the other two," said Houf.

"It's very difficult at this stage of the game with No Child Left Behind to meet that target. So they've done a great job," said Assistant Superintendent Suzanne Hull.

The standards mandated by No Child Left Behind are getting tougher. By 2014 all students need to be placing in the 'advanced' and 'proficient' levels.

"That's the problem with No Child Left Behind, it's not realistic. You'll find that anywhere you're at. Not everyone is going to be advanced, but that doesn't mean we don't teach like we believe that's not true," said Houf.

Houf points out that not all students will be able to test at the 'advanced' and 'proficient' levels because they are simply bad at taking tests. She also notes there are many outside factors that can affect a child's test score.

"Students have learning disabilities or trouble with learning. There are home situations that make learning much harder, there are students that experience tragedies," said Houf.

McIntire still has improvements to make.  It did not meet standards for mathematics. It's something the school is continuously working on.

"Looking at our curriculum, making sure that there aren't any holes, things that need to be taught. Making sure it's being taught the right way.  Making sure it's being taught at a high level," Houf said.

Houf credits her staff and parents for the success the school has seen.
She also says there is so much more to a child and their development in school then their MAP Test results.

More News

Grid
List
COLUMBIA - Columbia Public Schools have mandated that their elementary schools will have prepackaged school supplies. The school supplies... More >>
2 days ago Friday, July 31 2020 Jul 31, 2020 Friday, July 31, 2020 7:43:00 PM CDT July 31, 2020 in News
COLUMBIA — On Thursday, the Southeastern Conference announced that all participating schools football teams would play a 10 game conference-only... More >>
2 days ago Friday, July 31 2020 Jul 31, 2020 Friday, July 31, 2020 5:45:00 PM CDT July 31, 2020 in News
MISSOURI — As COVID-19 continues to spread throughout Missouri, state and local officials confirm new case counts daily. ... More >>
2 days ago Friday, July 31 2020 Jul 31, 2020 Friday, July 31, 2020 5:30:00 PM CDT July 31, 2020 in News
COLUMBIA - Graduation ceremonies continued Friday for Columbia Public School seniors, this time with Douglass High School. "I had... More >>
2 days ago Friday, July 31 2020 Jul 31, 2020 Friday, July 31, 2020 5:20:00 PM CDT July 31, 2020 in News
OSAGE BEACH — The Osage Beach Police Department arrested 50-year-old Terry Dickens on Thursday after following the vehicle from a... More >>
2 days ago Friday, July 31 2020 Jul 31, 2020 Friday, July 31, 2020 4:55:00 PM CDT July 31, 2020 in News
BOSTON — A federal appeals court Friday threw out Dzhokhar Tsarnaev’s death sentence in the 2013 Boston Marathon bombing, saying... More >>
2 days ago Friday, July 31 2020 Jul 31, 2020 Friday, July 31, 2020 4:52:06 PM CDT July 31, 2020 in News
COLUMBIA — Elementary students in the Columbia Public School system who are attending in-person classes can purchase prepackaged, sanitized supply... More >>
2 days ago Friday, July 31 2020 Jul 31, 2020 Friday, July 31, 2020 4:03:00 PM CDT July 31, 2020 in News
TIPTON - A person who tested positive for COVID-19 attended two summer activities at Tipton R-VI School, according to the... More >>
2 days ago Friday, July 31 2020 Jul 31, 2020 Friday, July 31, 2020 3:51:00 PM CDT July 31, 2020 in News
SEDALIA —The state fair will look different this year. According to a release by the Missouri State Fair, fairgoers... More >>
2 days ago Friday, July 31 2020 Jul 31, 2020 Friday, July 31, 2020 3:39:00 PM CDT July 31, 2020 in News
Mizzou head basketball coach sat down in a virtual zoom call with the media for the first time this summer... More >>
2 days ago Friday, July 31 2020 Jul 31, 2020 Friday, July 31, 2020 3:03:00 PM CDT July 31, 2020 in Sports
JEFFERSON CITY — Jefferson City High School's graduation has been postponed to Saturday at 12 p.m. due to inclement weather.... More >>
2 days ago Friday, July 31 2020 Jul 31, 2020 Friday, July 31, 2020 2:52:00 PM CDT July 31, 2020 in News
COLUMBIA — MU men's basketball coach Cuonzo Martin covered a wide range of topics during Friday's media availability, including concerns... More >>
2 days ago Friday, July 31 2020 Jul 31, 2020 Friday, July 31, 2020 2:51:00 PM CDT July 31, 2020 in News
COLUMBIA — The Missouri National Education Association surveyed 24,270 teachers state wide about their concerns for going back to school.... More >>
2 days ago Friday, July 31 2020 Jul 31, 2020 Friday, July 31, 2020 2:18:00 PM CDT July 31, 2020 in News
COLUMBIA — The language of a proposed roll cart ballot measure the Columbia City Council will consider placing on... More >>
2 days ago Friday, July 31 2020 Jul 31, 2020 Friday, July 31, 2020 12:47:19 PM CDT July 31, 2020 in News
KANSAS CITY (AP) — A former defensive tackle for the Kansas City Chiefs, Dallas Cowboys and Seattle Seahawks again faces... More >>
2 days ago Friday, July 31 2020 Jul 31, 2020 Friday, July 31, 2020 11:21:47 AM CDT July 31, 2020 in Continuous News
FAYETTE - Judge Scott Hayes ruled Thursday in favor of the Glasgow Public School District in a lawsuit over records... More >>
2 days ago Friday, July 31 2020 Jul 31, 2020 Friday, July 31, 2020 11:05:00 AM CDT July 31, 2020 in News
(CNN) -- The posts come every few minutes. Members from South Africa to Arizona report their coronavirus symptoms. Someone asks... More >>
2 days ago Friday, July 31 2020 Jul 31, 2020 Friday, July 31, 2020 9:32:10 AM CDT July 31, 2020 in A Brighter Tomorrow
As COVID-19 continues to spread, KOMU 8 will continue to update you about impacts in the community. You can... More >>
2 days ago Friday, July 31 2020 Jul 31, 2020 Friday, July 31, 2020 5:56:00 AM CDT July 31, 2020 in News
Columbia, MO
Broken Clouds 66°
5am 63°
6am 63°
7am 63°
8am 65°