Thursday, March 20, 2014

March 18, 2014 Fox C-6 School Board Meeting Presentation to Outgoing Board Members

At the March 18, 2014 Fox C-6 school board meeting, Assistant Superintendent Tim Crutchley filling in for Superintendent Dianne Critchlow while she is out on FMLA thanked outgoing school board members Linda Nash and Dan Smith and presented them with small thank you gifts for their service to the Fox C-6 School District.

Below is an audio recording of Mr. Crutchley's presentation. He mentioned some of the accomplishments of the school district while they served the community on the school board. Mrs. Nash served for 12 years and Mr. Smith served for 6 years. Mr. Smith and Mrs. Nash both spoke after being recognized by Mr. Crutchley.


One of the facts that Mr. Crutchley mentioned was Fox's Average Composite ACT Score at 1:22 into the recording.  He said that,
"The district's ACT Average is over 23 while the state average is 21."
Below I have posted the ACT report found on Fox's District Report Card page on Missouri DESE's website to compare them to what Mr. Crutchley reported. It's always interesting to compare the real numbers to what is reported by district administrators.

The highest score posted for Fox was a 22.7 in 2011. The average for the state has remained pretty steady at 21.6.

Mr. Crutchley didn't mention Fox's Percentage of Graduates Tested. I've asked them for several years why this number is so low and have been given several different reasons. I always get asked why the number is so low when I tell people what Fox's Percentage of Students taking the ACT is as reported by Missouri DESE.

Fox's Percentage of Student's taking the ACT places our district in the bottom 25% of the state. That number will change in 2015 when ALL 11th graders will be required to take the ACT when it becomes part of the state assessment. Fox's Composite ACT score will most likely drop some once all student's are required to take the ACT.

Requiring all students across the state to take the ACT will help provide a good statewide comparison of college readiness.


Fox and Missouri ACT Data

District: FOX C-6
Year
# Grads
# Grads at or above Nat. Avg.
% of Grads at or above Nat Avg
% of Grads Tested
Composite ACT Score
2013
789
298
37.80
55.89
22.3
2012
845
320
37.90
55.98
22.3
2011
854
327
38.30
53.28
22.7
2010
893
315
35.30
53.98
22.2
2009
878
292
33.30
57.06
21.7
2008
904
299
33.10
55.97
21.8
2007
808
256
31.70
51.49
21.7
2006
777
227
29.20
46.59
21.7
2005
697
170
24.40
47.78
20.8
2004
680
170
25.00
49.71
20.7


District: MISSOURI
Year
# Grads
# Grads at or above Nat. Avg.
% of Grads at or above Nat Avg
% of Grads Tested
Composite ACT Score

2012
61,599
23,129
37.50
66.82
21.6
2011
63,013
22,698
36.00
64.25
21.6
2010
64,058
22,623
35.30
63.42
21.6
2009
62,787
21,547
34.30
61.94
21.6
2008
61,894
21,614
34.90
63.03
21.6
2007
60,201
20,893
34.70
61.77
21.6
2006
58,474
19,663
33.60
59.71
21.6
2005
57,843
19,506
33.70
59.88
21.6
2004
58,040
19,192
33.10
59.18
21.5