Annual Report

District Annual Education Report (AER)
Cover Letter

January 7, 2020
Dear Parents and Community Members:
We are pleased to present you with the Annual Education Report (AER) which provides key information on the 2018-2019 educational progress for the Hudson School District 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 Denise Handy at 517.448.8912 ext. 227 for help if you need assistance.
The DISTRICT AER is available for you to review electronically by visiting this 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 Assessment Data – Includes the following four assessments: M-STEP (Michigan Student Test of Educational Progress), College Board PSAT, MI-Access (Alternate Assessment), and College Board SAT. This report section 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. The report helps users to understand achievement performance within grades and schools, and to make comparisons to district, state, and national achievement benchmarks.
Accountability – Detail Data and Status
The accountability portion of the AER includes assessment proficiency and participation rates, graduation or attendance rates, as well as accountability index values showing school performance on a 0-100 scale.
Teacher 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 2018-19 school year, schools were identified using definitions and labels as required in the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA). A Targeted Support and Improvement (TSI) school is one that has at least one underperforming student subgroup. An Additional Targeted Support (ATS) school is one that has a student subgroup performing at the same level as the lowest 5% of all schools in the state. A Comprehensive Support and Improvement (CSI) school is one whose performance is in the lowest 5% of all schools in the state or has a graduation rate at or below 67%. 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
Hudson High School
No Label
More course opportunities, further develop Arts program and increase GPA of all students, particularly student athletes
Hudson Middle School
No Label
More course opportunities, further develop Arts program and increase GPA of all students, particularly student athletes
Lincoln Elementary School
No Label
Building culture for leadership, new curriculum material to increase rigor for student standards
Hudson Alternative School
Extended learning initiatives
​Hudson Area Schools has one priority…the success of each and every student that we have the privilege to serve in our district. We take pride in watching our students grow over the years. It gives us great joy to see them grow in the knowledge of the world around them, to learn to use their gifts and abilities to serve a greater good, and to find their place in our shrinking world.
Hudson Area Schools not only serves all children, it serves the whole child. Our commitment is to provide each student an intellectually challenging environment that is physically and emotionally safe. We provide qualified and caring adults that help to create a learning environment where students can truly learn. We desire to actively engage our students in learning and connect them to our school and community. We believe it is important that students learn about, and practice healthy lifestyles. In the end, it is our goal to prepare students for college, for further study, and for employment in a global environment.
We are very proud that the elementary, middle school and high school programs continue to meet adequate yearly progress. The success of our students is due to the work of our quality staff and support of our families and community. This work is never complete. It is a continual process of improvement to which we fully commit ourselves. As a school district, we are thankful to have such commitment and support from our community. Your support is our strength. Our work together will lead to success.
It is our privilege to serve the community of Hudson and every student this community brings. We look forward to working with you. Together we will make a difference. Working together, our students will succeed!
Michael J. Osborne, Ph.D.
Hudson Area Schools