Winter student data has been collected and analyzed. This past month, teachers met with me to look at student growth goals, determine areas needing support, and make plans to ensure the goals can be achieved by May. We are hopeful that face-to-face learning will help fill the gaps in our students learning. The winter data showed about half as much growth as we typically expect this time of year which is disappointing; however, plans are in place to accelerate student growth!
All new Yale students will be screened next week for the highly capable program. The screening will indicate which students should receive the full CoGAT assessment to determine eligibility into the program for the 2021/2022 school year. Eligible students will receive instruction during our intervention block using a curriculum called Junior Great Books. Our teachers have also written a plan for additional instructional activities to support the content of the books they are reading. This planning is consistent with our WSD highly capable scope and sequence.
We will continue to have substitute Rikki Hadaller teach kindergarten and first grade while Ms. Cortez is on leave. Rikki is doing an amazing job of building relationships, planning, working with behavioral challenges, and partnering with colleagues. She is an excellent addition! Rikki will also stay at Yale this Spring to fill a maternity leave. We are thrilled to have a top-quality teacher who is also one of our own Woodland graduates.