From the Program Director
21st Century Summary Report
Each year, we are required to provide the Department of Education an external evaluation of our programs. This year our evaluator, Sherry Huffman, Ed.S., completed our external evaluation and we provide the local evaluation, along with a one-page summary noting the program highlights from the evaluations. All of these documents are accessible using the links listed at the bottom of this page.
Within the Council Bluffs CSD, there are over 9,000 students being served at eleven elementary schools, two middle schools, and two high schools. Of these fifteen schools, there were nine 21st Century Community Learning Center (CCLC) sites in the 2020-21 school year. This includes seven elementary schools, one middle school and both high schools within the district. Programs funded by the 21st CCLC grants reached over 1800 student participants throughout the summer and school year, with 585 of them attending 30 or more days to become a “Regular Attendee” participant.
In regards to student participants eligible for free and/or reduced price lunch (FRPL), well over half (82%) of program participants among all 21st CCLC cohorts were eligible for free and/or reduced price lunch, and of the regular attendees there was a similar FRPL percentage of 64%. Since one of the major priorities of the 21st CCLC funding is to reach students and families in need of support, this level of participation from students eligible for FRPL shows the programs are serving a population in need.
Most Important Points:
Overall, key items discovered within the data of the 2020-21 program year form our external evaluation and internal examination of information was completed include:
At the Elementary level, data is based on 382 matched pairs where both fall and spring NWEA MAP scores were available. Students scoring below the typical RIT score for fall were considered to be needing improvement; 95.61% of those students improved their test scores.
At the Middle and High School level, data is based on 78 matched pairs of students in grades 7-12 where both fall and spring grades were available. Students scoring below the typical RIT score for fall were considered to be needing improvement; 33.33% of those students improved their test scores.