District Annual Education Report (AER)


    February 15, 2022


    Dear Parents and Community Members:

    We are pleased to present you with the Annual Education Report (AER) which provides key information on the 2021-22 educational progress for St. Ignace Area Schools and our schools. The AER addresses the complex reporting information required by federal and some requirements of state laws. Our staff is available to help you understand this information. Please contact Superintendent Kari Visnaw for help if you need assistance.

    The St. Ignace Area Schools AER is available for you to review electronically by visiting the St. Ignace Area Schools website, or you may review a copy in the main office at your child’s school. Each school will also be communicating their own AER to parents directly.

    These reports contain the following information:

    Student Assessmnt Data

    • Includes the following three assessments: M-STEP (Michigan Student Test of Educational Progress), MI-Access (Alternate Assessment), and College Board SAT
    • Presents assessment information for English language arts and mathematics for grades 3 to 8 and 11, and MI-Access science for grades 4, 7, and 11, compared to state averages for all students as well as subgroups of students.

    Educator Qualification Data

    • Identifies the number and percentage of inexperienced teachers, principals, and other school leaders
    • Reports teachers who are teaching with emergency or provisional credentials
    • Includes teachers who are not teaching in the subject or field for which they are certified

    NAEP Data (National Assessment of Educational Progress)

    • Provides state results of the national assessment in mathematics and reading every other year in grades 4 and 8

    Civil Rights Data

    • Provides information on school quality, climate and safety

    Review the table below listing our schools. For the 2021-22 school year, schools were identified based on previous years’ performance using definitions and labels as required in the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA). A Targeted Support and Improvement (TSI) school is one that had at least one underperforming student subgroup in 2018-19. An Additional Targeted Support (ATS) school is one that had a student subgroup performing at the same level as the lowest 5% of all schools in the state in 2017-18. A Comprehensive Support and Improvement (CSI) school is one whose performance was in the lowest 5% of all schools in the state or had a graduation rate at or below 67% in 2016-17. Some schools are not identified with any of these labels. In these cases, no status label is given.


    School Name

    Status Label

    Key Initiative to Accelerate Achievement

    LaSalle High School

    No Label Identified

    Social Emotional Learning

    Reading & Math Support

    St. Ignace Elementary/Middle School

    No Label Identified

    Social Emotional Learning

    Reading Intervention

    Math Intervention


    We are proud of the work that our students, staff, parents, and entire community continue to do to put education first here in St. Ignace.  This strong partnership will continue to be foundational to the learning and growth taking place throughout our school district.  We will continue to strive to strengthen our teaching and learning systems to support all students with their academic, social, and emotional growth as a student of St. Ignace Area Schools.



    Kari Visnaw,