When a school receives a negative or unsatisfactory rating it will be important that as an administrator we do not hide but rather face the problem head on. If we try to dodge those who are concerned it will only lead to more anger and fractured relationships. It is important that we focus on maintaining and improving upon our relationships. We need to capture the communities and parents trust through our actions toward improvement which can be supported by data. Per, Maze of Mistrust Parents, Educators, and the Challenge of Public Engagement business groups, local government officials, taxpayers, and civic organizations were sometimes clamoring for change and often mystified by what the schools were up to. Now is the time that we must …show more content…
The letter would include the findings for the D rating and include Policy 2320. I would also outline the components involved in determining a school rating which include proficiency rates, observed and adequate growth, accelerated improvement of the lowest 25%, graduation rates, and college and career ready indicators.
I am writing this letter to follow up on the D rating our school has received. I know many of you are upset and confused but I want you to be confident that my staff and I are working diligently to design a plan to help improve our school. I want to assure you that we are dedicated to our students and will be 100% invested in your child.
Our rating is based on the school’s overall performance score across multiple measures that include both student proficiency, student growth, and student success indicators as outlined in Policy 2320. It also takes into consideration Policy 4110 about student attendance and Policy 4373 on Safe and Supportive Schools. I can provide a copy of any the above policies upon request.
I will be happy to meet with anyone who has a concern and go over the details and results of our evaluation to answer any questions or concerns. There will also be several meetings over the next few months where we will be meeting to review our improvement plan.
I hope you take time to attend or send me any input or concerns you may have to my email email@example.com.
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Letter Grade: A = 90 - 100%; B = 80 - 89%; C = 70 - 79%; D = 60 - 69%; F = 0 – 59%.
I had all of the diagnosis. The only thing that I did not have was increasing the medication from 10mg to 20mg. I just decided to go up to 15mg. AAP guidelines state that all criterial of DSM-IV are met and all other causes are ruled out. Information should be collected from parents, teachers and possibly other mental health professionals. If the patient has multiple teachers, then at least 2 teachers should fill out paper work. Evaluation should include possible coexisting conditions. These conditions include anxiety, depressive disorders, tics, and sleep disturbances. This is a chronic condition and patients should receive behavior therapy with medication administration (Hauk, 2013). I would ask about any sleep issues. He could be suffering from insomnia.
This week I have become even more comfortable working at the Capitol. I have also become busier since the staff has become more trusting of interns with daily tasks around the office. Specifically, this week I helped gather research for an individual that wanted more information about a certain topic and how certain constituents have responded to it. I can't describe the certain topic since I was told that the information could not leave the office. Anyways, I printed many sheets of papers that contained lots of information and compiled it in a stack to my sent out to the individual that wanted the information. Additionally, I also helped enter over 300 contacts into our database from neighborhood surveys done this year and last year. This was a lot of work since we had to put the answers to all the survey questions into categories that were simpler to comprehend and easier to enter into the system.
During the reading for part 2, I found the “duh” portion interesting and useful when used carefully. Arguing that the information is not new could help discredit your opposition, however, this tactic is useless when that is your only disagreement. Expressing that the information has been discovered before, when you agree with everything else the speaker says, seems like an unnecessary comment. Does the information being discovered before influence the authors information? The “twist it” section was incredibly helpful. By taking a piece of evidence that was used in your opponent’s argument and using it to support your argument helps validate your stance. It’s like using their weight against them.
Fear can be anything, fear of the dark, thieves, monsters, dogs, hight, being stuck in a place, snakes, deaths, anything. As long as it chases you in your deepest nightmares and make you wake up shaking and sweating terrified, but also relieved that is over. But all these fears have a reason. For example Salamanca's fear of a pregnant women, it's probably because her mother was expecting a baby but he died. The fear of elevators is because she lived in a farm and she is definitely not used to elevators. Sal is also terrified of car accident because that was the cause of her mother's death. Unlike many people Salamanca is not afraid of spiders, snakes and wasps, that is because she is a country
For confidentiality, I will use pseudonyms for the students I chose to profile. The first student I chose was Emma. When I began my field experience in February, Emma had just started third grade at Washington Elementary. She was from a well-educated family and was said to have been homeschooled. Emma was intriguing to me, because academically she was very behind and barely knew how to spell, use conventions and struggled to read and write. She was very sweet, but it was evident she was timid, which was probably due to being new as well as behind academically. The second student I chose is Connor. Connor was a very sweet student, but at times struggled in school. One of the main reasons why I chose Connor was because he reminded me of how my
How do you feel towards your body currently, on a scale of 1-10, with 1 feeling very negatively towards your body, 5 being neutral, and 10 feeling very positive about your body? Explain your numerical answer in a few sentences.
Thank you, Tammy, for providing us your thought and belief. I believe that the idea of not using particular terms to describe particular behavior is not just to avoid the negative feelings, but also to help the teacher create support to the students. If the child behavior labeled, the teacher will see the student as a “problem”. By seeing the child as a “problem” according to Kluth (2010) The teacher “would not have created so many adaptations for him, they would not have given him so much time to learn about his surroundings, and they would not have made such significant adjustments to their own expectations or practices” (p.190). So, if you see the Table. 9.1. in Kluth article page 194, you will see how is the language is matter. As we describe
With this information, a region of schools can compare their results and figure out how well a region is doing in comparison to other regions. However, this is not completely valid due to the difference in assessment in each region. Therefore, they cannot be accurately compared to other regions because of this difference. (Costa and Kallick, 1995)
In light of accountability requirements, fear of not meeting AYP (Annual Yearly Progress), and required school improvement plans, often the idea of “school improvement” is considered a negative attribute. Obviously schools do not want to be singled out or identified as in need of improvement. Teachers often take the same view towards the idea of improvement. We as teachers take very personal that concept of improvement; we often parallel the need for improvement to failure. However my belief is that effective schools are always in a school improvement process and effective teachers too also are constantly adapting their practice in a culture of continuous improvement and growth. Therefore it is important as an effective leader to build a community of trust and collaboration. I quote “We are all in this together. Once we know that we are, we’re all stars and we see that we’re all in this together.” (Disney High School Musical, 2006) These lyrics from a popular Disney movie put to light exactly the school culture where the goal is not personal but as a community to use data driven and research based approaches in reflection and growth that assist all stakeholders.
On Monday,October 14, 2013 at 7:00 P.M., I attended the Bradford Area School District school board meeting at Floyd C. Fretz Middle School in the large group instruction room. This meeting was important for the teachers, students, and the schools in the district. It provided information that correlated to the material in class and a perspective on what situations as a future teacher I may experience.
Education is an issue that touches everyone’s lives in one way or another. Whether you are a parent, student, teacher, taxpayer, or employee, the effects of education on society can be seen everyday. For this reason, public schools are a top concern among political leaders. Over the past twenty-five years, confidence in the nation’s public school system has dramatically declined. While the public for the most part seems to support their school district, criticism is not lacking. Recent years especially have shown dissipating support. It appears that the prevailing view is that public education, as a whole, is in bad condition and is in need of a renewed effort to fix it. Private schools seem to fare