Beginning on March 11th, our 3rd-5th graders are taking the Transitional Colorado Assessment, formerly known as CSAP. We are confident our students will demonstrate how much they’ve learned. We are so proud of them all. Thanks for supporting them at home with a good night’s rest and words of encouragement. Please be sure your child is on time each day. Please do not schedule any doctor or dentist appointments on March 11th through the 20th. If you have any questions, please call the office at (970) 348-3800.
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 an improvement plan. We met expectations in English Language proficiency academic growth. But according to the ranking, these are areas where we did not meet expectations but are approaching the goals: reading, math, and writing academic growth. We are in the process of developing 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, 2014.
If you would like to have input into the creation of the plan and receive an update on our progress in implementing last year’s plan, please plan to attend the following School Accountability Meetings.
· October 15, 2013 at 3:45 pm in the Library
· January 21, 2014 at 3:45 pm in the Library
· March 11, 2014 at 3:45 pm in the Library
· May 13, 2014 at 3:45 pm in the Library
Mark Thompson, Ed. D.
Angel has finished the 5th grade at Maplewood. He has a great interest in math and also enjoys technology and running marathons.