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Greetings Woodland parents, students and staff!
As we kick off another great school year in Woodland Public Schools, I am excited to welcome back students and staff. We have a lot to look forward to this year!
Work on the new high school is within budget, on schedule and is expected to be completed in July 2015. There will be a lot happening between now and then as crews move through the construction phases and put the finishing touches on the building and fields. Visit our website for updates including a time-lapse video of the work in progress.
Fall brings with it the release of test scores and you will find a summary of our scores below. As you can see, Woodland students continue to score above state averages on standardized tests in most areas. More detailed information can be found at http://reportcard.ospi.k12.wa.us
You may have heard that Washington state’s waiver from the accountability requirements of the No Child Left Behind (NCLB) Act was not renewed for the 2014-15 school year. The state has been operating under a conditional waiver for the past two school years. For the 2014-15 school year schools in our state will be required to revert back to reporting Adequate Yearly Progress (AYP), an annual measure of student achievement on state tests in reading and math. Under these guidelines, nearly every Washington school will not meet the arcane NCLB requirements.
Despite the federal classification, our schools have had great success in improving achievement and helping so many students experience a higher level of academic success. The very schools labeled as ‘failing’ under the federal definition are some of the ones most recently recognized for major achievement gains.
As educators, we are fully committed to each and every student reaching his or her full potential and are proud of the significant academic progress our students are making.
We have much to look forward to as we begin the school year!