Teaching and Learning Report
To: Michael Green
From: Asha Riley
Date: December 12, 2017
Re: Teaching and Learning
National Science Foundation Grant:
In collaboration with the ESD 112, we are exploring opportunities to increase
School Accountability Update Coming Soon:
We have important information coming from OSPI this month regarding the new accountability framework contained in Washington’s ESSA plan.
In mid to late-December, a preliminary
- The new framework reduces the reliance on high-stakes state assessments as a measurement for schools, and now includes student growth, graduation rates, English Learner progress, and school quality indicators: (chronic absenteeism, ninth-grade success rates, and dual credit opportunities.)
The n-size of 20 will be used and will combine three years of data (previously n-size of 10 was reported annually)
In January, we will have more opportunities to learn how the data was compiled and to review our district’s data. By mid-February, all data will be finalized and schools will be identified for Comprehensive or Targeted Supports. Public release of the data will occur in late February or early March. Newly identified teams will have the opportunity to come to the ESDs in March/April to determine next steps and begin creation of their plans.
6-12 Math Adoption Progress:
Our committee met again on 11/30. The committee meeting notes are attached as well as the reviews for the last three curricula we investigated. At the conclusion of our meeting, I asked each participant to rank the five options. As a result, two choices have risen to the top of the
Our next meeting will take place on December 13th with a presenter from CPM Education via Skype. We will receive the developer’s presentation of their curriculum and then address our list of questions about the resource to the company. At the conclusion of the