By Richard Bammer
The main purpose of metadata is to ease the discovery of relevant information. It also helps to organize resources of all kinds.
That partial definition is one way to describe a detailed report from Vaca Peña Middle School Principal Jeff Crane, who, at Thursday’s Vacaville Unified trustees meeting, laid out an A-to-Z glimpse of the Keith Way campus in a numbers-filled presentation.
Speaking to the governing board in the Educational Services Center, he provided myriad telling sets of data in a 40-minute annual state-of-the-school report, called STAIR, for Student Achievement and Intervention Report.
Standing at the lectern, he touched on enrollment trends at the 850-student campus; student participation in honors classes, regular classes and extracurricular activities; professional development among educators; the number of students deemed proficient or advanced in math and English (including data about English language learners); interventions; and attendance, referral, suspensions and expulsion rates.