December 23, 2014
Each year, the state of Colorado looks at the performance of our students on state assessments, and gives each school a rating based on an analysis of those scores. These ratings then determine what kind of improvement plan each school will be assigned. Schools may be required to implement a performance plan, improvement plan, priority improvement plan, or turnaround plan. Performance plans require the least amount of change and turnaround plans require the most dramatic strategies for improvement.
Based on the results, our school is required to develop a priority improvement plan. We met or approached expectations in the following areas.
Academic growth in reading, math, writing and English Language Proficiency (ACCESS)
Academic growth gaps in reading for free/reduced lunch eligible, minority students, English learners, and students needing to catch up
Academic growth gaps in math for free/reduced lunch eligible, minority students, English learners, and students needing to catch up
Academic growth gaps in writing for free/reduced lunch eligible, minority students, students with disabilities, English learners, and students needing to catch up
But according to the ranking, these are areas where we did not meet expectations.
Academic growth gaps in reading for students with disabilities
Academic growth gaps in math for students with disabilities
We have developed a plan to address the areas where we did not meet expectations and will submit a two-year plan to the state by January 15, 2015.
If you would like to know how we are addressing improvement areas in the plan and receive an update on our progress in implementing last year’s plan, please plan to attend the following meetings.
School Accountability Meeting: January 20 at 3:45 pm in the library
School Accountability Meeting: March 10 at 3:45 pm in the library
School Accountability Meeting: May 12 at 3:45 pm in the library
Mark Thompson, Ed. D.
Join other parents with children ages 0 to 10 to discuss:
Building strong foundations
Meeting our children’s needs
Teaching healthy relationships
Our long-term aim
Formula for this faith-based course = great atmosphere + delicious meal + practical talks + group discussion times
Childcare provided for elementary children- ages 5 to 12 years old.
Date: Wednesdays, January 21 – February 18, 2015
Time: 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Location: Maplewood Library
Cost: If you register before January 16 = $0
If you register on or after January 16 = $10
Angel has finished the 5th grade at Maplewood. He has a great interest in math and also enjoys technology and running marathons.