The district's Local Professional Development Committee has been working on a plan for the 2010-2011 school year. A component of the plan includes a district definition of student achievement. The committee discussed the following questions:
- Is student achievement high test scores on standardized tests?
- Is it improvement on local assessments?
- Or should the definition include other positive student outcomes such as confidence in academic and social situations, student responsibility for learning, or the ability to apply new skills to real life situations?
- What changes in student behavior are we trying to create?
- What will student success look like in our school?
As our committee and staff continue to discuss this definition, I would love your feedback, as a member of our school community! Please blog your thoughts today...
Monday, January 18, 2010
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