In our district...
- All children are performing at or above grade level.
- Everyone is committed to creating unique solutions for student achievement.
- A spirit of collaboration and accountability thrives.
- A culture of districtwide pride exists.
The mission of Clover Park School District is to ensure each child learns what he or she needs to know to succeed and contribute to the community.
English Language Arts (ELA)
The ELA Smarter Balanced score measures students reading and writing proficiency with a composite ELA score covering:
- Reading short text;
- Brief writes;
- Full writes;
- Listening; and
The emphasis of the assessment is more towards informational rather than literary text. Students raised their scores districtwide over the previous year in five out of seven grade levels. Grade 11 made the most significant gain in proficiency going from 30.5 percent in spring 2015 to 72.9 percent in spring 2016 – a 42.4 percent gain in one school year!
Parallel to the ELA assessment, the math Smarter Balanced assessment measures students’ math proficiency in the following areas:
- Concepts and procedures;
- Problem solving;
- Communicating reasoning;
- Modeling; and
- Data analysis.
In high school, student math proficiency is measured by other state tests: The End of Course (EOC) 1 or algebra test and the EOC 2 or geometry test. This last year students were exposed to more high school content standards along with greater rigor. Clover Park students raised their math proficiency in five out of seven grade levels over the results of the previous year. In grade 11, proficiency more than doubled on the Smarter Balanced, which is significant in light of the fact that many students test with the End of Course or other options.
Science proficiency is currently measured in Washington state with the Measurements of Student Progress (MSP) at fifth and eighth grade along with the biology End or Course (EOC) in Grade 11. Clover Park students made gains at all three grade levels over the scores of the previous year.
- National Assessment of Education Progress: www.k12.wa.us/assessment/NAEP/reports.aspx.
- OSPI Report card at: http://reportcard.ospi.k12.wa.us.
- Paper copies are available by contacting the Clover Park School District at 253.583.5040.
District and State
|*Measurements of Student Progress
**End of Course
The four-year graduation rates at Clover Park and Lakes High Schools increased 14.7 percent and 8.3 percent in 2016, respectively. The district’s 2016 graduation rate increased by 13.3 percent. Clover Park’s graduation rate is 85 percent, Lakes High School’s graduation rate is 95.3 percent and Harrison Preparatory School’s graduation rate is 100 percent.
Our graduation rate increased from 76.6 percent in 2015 to 89.9 percent in 2016. A 13.3% increase!
Full day kindergarten districtwide
Starting with the 2015-16 school year, full-day kindergarten has been implemented at all 16 Clover Park School District elementary schools.
As defined by the Elementary and Secondary Education Act (ESEA), CPSD is a district in improvement, step 2.
Lochburn Middle School
Tyee Park Elementary
Lakeview Hope Academy
Hudtloff Middle School
Schools in Improvement Status:
Step 1: Dower Elementary, Evergreen Elementary, Lake Louise Elementary
Step 3: Lakeview Hope Academy
Step 5: Lochburn Middle School, Tyee Park Elementary, Woodbrook Middle School
Smarter Balanced summative assessments determine students’ progress toward college and career readiness in English language arts/literacy and math. These are given at the end of the school year and consist of two parts: a computer adaptive test and a performance task. The summative assessments:
- Accurately describe both student achievement (how much students know at the end of the year) and student growth (how much students have improved since the previous year) to inform program evaluation and school, district and state accountability systems;
- Include writing at every grade and ask students to solve multi-step, realworld problems in mathematics; and
- Capitalize on the strengths of computer adaptive testing: efficient and precise measurement with a quick turnaround of results.
Smarter Balanced assessments are given to all students grades 3-8 and 11 across the state. We are currently in the second year of testing in Washington state.
Assessment Results by school year
Clover Park School District does not discriminate in any programs or activities on the basis of sex, race, creed, religion, color, national origin, age, veteran or military status, sexual orientation, gender expression or identity, disability, or the use of a trained dog guide or service animal, and provides equal access to the Boy Scouts and other designated youth groups. Address correspondence to one of the following individuals who have been designated to handle questions and complaints of alleged discrimination at Clover Park School District, 10903 Gravelly Lake Dr., SW, Lakewood, WA 98499-1341: Title IX Coordinator, Brian Laubach, Deputy Superintendent, (253) 583-5050; Section 504/ADA Coordinator, Brian Laubach, Deputy Superintendent, (253) 583-5050; Civil Rights Compliance Coordinator, Lori McStay, Executive Director for Human Resources, (253) 583-5080. (1/17)