With high attendance rates, a high graduation rate and a high percent of students who complete the district's tough "core" program of classes, the Storm Lake school district continues to make academic improvements.
The state legislature now requires that every district in the state submit an Annual Progress Report Self-Assessment plan, along with a Comprehensive School Improvement Plan.
"One is a look back, while the other is a step forward," Superintendent Dr. Bill Kruse said this week.
Assistant Superintendent Larry Parman presented the 56-page progress report first to the school board Wednesday night
"It's very important that we understand that this is a report on progress and realize that there is progress to be made. This report will help us see how we can improve," Kruse said.
The first part of the report dealt with district-wide student achievement results in mathematics, reading and science.
"There is data that spends time talking about student success," Parman said. "Our open enrollment says something about our district."
Read the rest of this article in the 9/16 Pilot Tribune.