WIS Report

Woodland Intermediate School

Woodland School Board - Monthly Update

May 2012

The month of May was a race from the start to finish. As we approach the end of the school year each day seems to be more hectic than the one before.

MSP testing dominated the month of May. This year WIS administered over 1,400 MSP tests. Of those approximately half were conducted paper/pencil and half were conducted online. The logistics associated with scheduling tests and makeup's in our building was monumental this year. Facilitating two testing methods proved to be a significant challenge. As a whole testing went very smoothly. Every staff member in our building had a responsibility associated with MSP testing. I am very proud of our staff and students. Everyone gave their best effort.

Most of our May Mondays were spent focusing on student placement. Student placements are always an important event during the end of the year. Aligning teaching styles with learning styles while maintaining balance and equity within each classroom is never an easy task. The WIS staff worked diligently to make this a reality. Our 6th grade team met with staff from WMS to share information about each student they will be receiving next year. A few staff members and I also teamed with Mark Houk and the 3rd grade team to place and learn about 3rd grade students attending WIS next year.