Assessment and Continuous Improvement
This was then but remains a foundation for what we believe.
As the State readies for the release of last year’s standardized test results for schools this week, it is important for our stakeholders to be aware of how we see the value and relevance of those tests. If you are a parent who attended parent-teacher conferences this year or if you attended the 2017 State of the Schools, you heard about “Measured Progress eMPower testing.” eMPower was an assessment platform that is aligned to college and career readiness standards and provides predictability toward the SAT, which is taken by our high school juniors. This is a testing platform that is less invasive to classroom instruction and provides feedback within 48 hours to our teachers. While we are still in a pilot with the company, we believe that if they deliver on their concept, this assessment model will allow us to modify curriculum and instruction based upon data analysis. This type of immediate feedback allows us to make rapid and appropriate decisions in order to facilitate the best possible teaching for our students. Another key deliverable for eMPower will be to provide feedback and resources to parents so, they are best prepared to either assist or enrich the academic progress of their child. We have created a document to explain our approach and belief in this assessment: “The LeRoy Journey.”
This is now and aligns even more closely to our vision of every learner.
As we move into 2019, what was eMPower and AdvancED has become Cognia. We have been pleased with the choices made in the past to embrace a continuous improvement partner in AdvancED and an assessment partner in Measured Progress. We are even more excited about the vision that Cognia has for the future of what is possible in the improvement process for public schools. Their desire to see every child uniquely as a learner is so well aligned with our hope for our learners in LeRoy. We believe that this partnership will help us become a better version of ourselves and provide us, our students, and our parents with the tools necessary to maximize the learning potential of every child. https://www.cognia.org
If you have any questions, we would encourage you to contact our Superintendent or one of our building Principals