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Hellgate Elementary participates each year in the No Child Left Behind (NCLB), state-mandated testing program, called Measured Progress. In accordance with NCLB regulations, Hellgate Elementary is posting the testing results from the March, 2013 Measured Progress testing cycle. The PowerPoint presentation tries to, in graph and/or chart form, explain where Hellgate Elementary students are in comparison with other similar-aged children attending school in Montana. What I will believe you will find in looking through the presentation, is that Hellgate Elementary students perform at a testing level that exceeds the student testing results from the state of Montana.
With that being said, Hellgate Elementary did not meet the state's Adequate Yearly Progress (AYP) targets for the 2012/2013 school year. Moreover, the district still faces challenges in closing the achievement gap that exists between its non-economically disadvantaged students and its economically disadvantaged students. To address the lack of success in meeting AYP targets and achievement disparities, the district has undertaken a number of innovative instructional delivery methodology adjustments, including Response to Intervention, Direct Instruction, After-School Supplemental Service Programs, technology-based instruction involving IPAD utilization, and Individual Learning Plan (ILP) development. Further, the district has committed to keeping its class sizes small to increase opportunities for teacher/student interaction in the learning process. Rest assured, the district annually reviews the effectiveness or lack thereof of its innovative programs and staffing patterns and adjusts accordingly to maximize opportunities for student academic achievement.Should you have questions as to the presentation or the information contained in the presentation, please do not hesitate to contact the Hellgate Elementary superintendent, Dr. Douglas Reisig, at 406 728-5626.