School Report Card
At Early Light Academy, our mission is to provide a high quality education. We believe parents are critical partners in the success of our school. Just as your child’s report card shows how your child is performing, the school’s accountability report card issued by the Utah State Board of Education (USBE) illustrates Early Light Academy’s performance over the past school year in multiple areas. At the core of the Utah School Report Cards is the belief that all students can grow, and all schools can improve. While no student report card tells the full story of a child, no school report card tells the full story of a school. Education is far more than a single score or letter grade, but it is important that families and communities can see both strengths and areas that need support and improvement. As a school, we are very proud of our students and staff for what we have achieved.
With our continued implementation of the RISE assessment and benchmark system tools (Readiness Improvement Success Empowerment), we have continued our trend of consistently improving in areas of academic achievement and growth. This trend includes the following: achieving proficiency above the Utah state average for performance in Language Arts, Math, and Science scores, as well as continuing our current trajectory of growth in all core subjects. Our teachers continue to look for opportunities to lead in areas of classroom development and high-quality instruction as we differentiate to meet each student at their individual levels. This focus is found in the areas of Special Education through inclusion and co-teaching models; small group intervention in Reading and ELL instruction; and in Mathematics where Early Light Academy continues to be a leader as we look for new ways to reach today’s generation of learners through targeted small group instruction and an after-school math tutoring program that targets small group reteaching in previously missed foundational skills.
A newer feature of the report card is a focus on Early Literacy. With the statewide professional development in the Science of Reading training, as well as a school-wide, comprehensive phonics curriculum, Early Light Academy’s teachers and staff continue to increase in their abilities to improve student early academic performance and growth. In the Spring of 2022, Early Light Academy reported 58% of 1st-3rd graders reading on or above grade level. In comparison, only 45% of 1st-3rd graders at the state are reading on grade level; that is a difference of 13%. In addition, students needing to close the grade level gap in reading are making Typical or Above Typical Progress at 75%. This was a 15% increase over our scores from the previous year!
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It is an exciting time at Early Light Academy, and we feel confident that our students continue to be prepared for the challenges that lie ahead… and beyond.
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