Annual Education Report

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2020-21 Annual Education Report
(for the 2019-20 School Year): 
All Berrien RESA Special Education Programs

January 5, 2021

Dear Parents and Community Members:

We are pleased to present you with the Annual Education Report (AER) which provides key information
on the 2020-21 educational progress for Berrien RESA and our center-based programs. 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. 
Should you need assistance interpreting this report, please feel free to contact me directly at

District AER is available for you to review electronically or you may review a copy in the principal’s office at your child’s school. Each program will also be communicating their own AER to parents directly.

These reports contain the following information: 

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

Review the table below listing our schools. For the 2020-21 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.

Label Status Chart
Program Name Label Key Initiative to Accelerate Achievement 
Blossomland Learning Center No Label N/A
Lighthouse Education Center No Label N/A
Berrien County Juvenile Center No Label N/A

Berrien RESA is extremely confident in the educational opportunities offered to your children.  As you know, center-based programs measure student success based on the completion of Individual Education Plan Goals.  Goals are reviewed annually and may include such tasks as making eye contact, tying shoes, using utensils, learning how to wait in a line, understanding consequences or even managing their own behavior.  While simple for some, these types of goals often represent an entire year’s worth of practice, patience and determination.  These students (and their teachers) deserve our highest praise. 

We are very proud of our students and look forward to achieving even more goals next year.

Eric Hoppstock

Contact Information

Eric Hoppstock
Tel: 269-471-7725 ext. 3342
Fax: 269-471-2941
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