The Mexico School Board recently reviewed the district’s Annual Performance Report scores from the 2018-19 school year. In previous years the district had received scores between 90 and 95. This year, the Missouri Department of Elementary and Secondary Education changed the APR format from a numerical score to graphical data. Mexico Superintendent Dr. Zachary Templeton says the scores remained strong this year.

Templeton indicates the data revealed some positive results as well as some areas the district will need to improve on.

DESE’s decision to change how the APR is formatted has caused some confusion, particularly among parents and administrators. Templeton says he sees the positives and negatives with the new format.

Partial APR results were released last month, while science scores were released this past Saturday. Social Studies weren’t measured in the 2018-19 school year, but will be a part of the 2019-20 APR score.