As part of the No Child Left Behind Act of 2001, states must use academic assessments and other indicators to annually review the progress of each district to determine whether the district makes Adequate Yearly Progress (AYP) in reading and mathematics. Kentucky uses the Interim Assessment System data to meet the federal requirements.
Magoffin County has been identified for district improvement under the No Child Left Behind Act (NCLB). The NCLB report shows the targets the district must make for AYP. According to the NCLB Report released by the Kentucky Department of Education (KDE), Magoffin County reached 10 out of 13 total targets (76.9%) but did not make AYP. Under the federal law, a district that does not meet AYP for two years in a row is identified for district improvement. This is the first year of district improvement for Magoffin County Schools. The complete NCLB is available on the KDE Web site at http://www.education.ky.gov/KDE/
under NCLB Reports on the Open House portal, or you may receive a copy of the report by calling 606 349-6117.
When a district is identified for improvement, it is required to revise its district improvement plan. The purpose of the plan is to improve student achievement throughout the district. Therefore, the plan overall must identify actions that have the greatest likelihood of accomplishing this goal. The plan must include strategies to promote effective parental involvement in the schools served by the district. You are encouraged to become involved in your child’s school and become an active partner with teachers and school and district administration in educating your children. In order to become an active partner with Magoffin County you may contact the District Parent Liaison or the school Family Resource Youth Service Center.
If you have any questions about what school district is doing to improve teaching and learning in every school, please contact Scott Helton at 606 349-6117.
Joe E. Hunley
Superintendent - Magoffin County Schools