Pine Trails Beats the Odds!

Pine Trails Elementary Beats the Odds
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Pine Trails is BEATING THE ODDS!

Pine Trails Elementary has received REWARD SCHOOL status from the Michigan Department of Education!  Schools can receive this status based on their M-Step test scores in any of three categories: 

1) The top 5% of test scores statewide

2) The top 5% of schools making the greatest gains in achievement in test scores statewide

3) “Beating the Odds” by outperforming the school’s predicted ranking based on traditional risk factors (such as socio-economic status) and/or rankings of similar schools. 

Pine Trails was selected in two categories:  #2) the top 5% of schools making the greatest gains, and #3) “Beating the Odds” by outperforming predicted ranking!!!

Only 219 schools in the State of Michigan received REWARD SCHOOL status this year (in all three categories).  In 2012-13, Pine Trails was ranked in the 11th percentile, and in 2015-16 they rose to the 79th percentile!!!  This is largely attributed to a conscientious effort on the part of Allegan Public Schools and Pine Trails Elementary to help students improve their English language arts and math proficiency through a variety of techniques, included in the RTI levels of instruction. 

Congratulations to the students and staff at Pine Trails Elementary for Beating the Odds!!!