Dan’s Den – November

Posted: October 31, 2022


Dear East Buchanan Parents and Guardians,

The state has released new information on school performance as required by a federal education law called Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA):

  • The Iowa School Performance Profiles reflects how public schools performed on a set of core accountability measures, such as results on the statewide assessment. The tool displays a school’s score based on overall performance, as well as scores based on the performance of subgroups of students. These subgroups include students who are eligible for free or reduced-price lunch, students receiving special education services, English learners, and students from racial/ethnic minority groups.
  • Based on these scores, some schools in Iowa have been identified for additional support and improvement (Comprehensive or Targeted) and some schools have been identified for extended supports if they continue to be identified after 3 years (Extended Comprehensive or Extended Targeted).

Our school had been previously designated as a school in need of Targeted support and improvement.

We are pleased to announce that our school is no longer designated!  Please feel free to visit our scores and results on the Iowa School Performance Profiles site to see how well we are doing.

We have many things to celebrate in our school.  We have a caring staff that is always striving to do better for our school, students and community.  Every year we focus on improving our core instruction – which is instruction all of our students receive – in addition to responding to the learning needs of each individual student. The elementary teachers continue to receive individualized professional learning.  This year, specifically, elementary teachers are getting personalized learning monthly in best guided reading practices.  As a district, we are diving into Leader In Me, which is an initiative to improve our culture empowering everyone to be a leader.  Thank you for your continued support of our school, our staff, and our students.

For more information about the Iowa School Performance Profiles and ESSA, visit the following website: www.iaschoolperformance.gov


Daniel J. Fox, Superintendent

East Buchanan Community School District