Announcement Regarding Upcoming Testing Results by Dr. Candice Carter-Oliver, CEO

Good Morning, Confluence - Each year Missouri students, typically in grades 9 to 12, although some of our students begin in grade 8, take tests in some key courses in order to track student achievement. This testing measures student performance in Algebra I, English II, Biology and Government. In 2017, these tests were conducted by Missouri’s testing vendor, Questar. The results of these tests form the basis for measuring school districts and systems and state performance as a whole—in essence, they are an important measure of how well we are educating our students. On Wednesday, the Missouri Department of Elementary and Secondary Education (DESE) announced that the End-of-Course scores for 2017 in Algebra I and English II were not conducted in a way that can give us accurate year-over-year comparisons. Specifically, DESE discovered that Questar’s data will not produce the year-to-year comparison data that we all need, and that Questar is supposed to provide. Please read the attached memo for further details. Your hard work and dedication to Confluence students is valued.  As soon as further information is shared by DESE, we will update the school community. Take care – Dr. Candice-Carter Oliver, CEO