Plymouth School Board members got a closer look Tuesday at last year’s high school accountability grade. Plymouth High School received a B for the 2016-2017 school year, in the Indiana Department of Education’s A-through-F grading system. Assistant Principal Kyle Coffman explained that grade is determined by several factors.
Changes to high school graduation requirements are being discussed during today’s State Board of Education meeting. Among the local school administrators following the issue is Plymouth Schools Superintendent Andy Hartley. “There are concerns with respect to the access to earning a high school diploma for all students,” he told the Plymouth School Board Tuesday. “Those were and have been voiced by me and several others, and so we’ll see where things land.”
The Plymouth School Board will get a closer look at Plymouth High School’s accountability grade when it meets tonight. The report is expected to look at various factors, including ISTEP scores, graduation rate, and college and career readiness.
The Culver School Board received an update on the status of ISTEP testing during their meeting Monday Night. Middle/High School Assistant Principal and Curriculum Director Julie Berndt takes on the role of testing coordinator when it comes to this mandatory state testing. She explained to the board that students in grades 3 through 8 participate in English/Language Arts and Math in addition to Social Studies and Science testing during a period of two weeks. Each grade is tested individually and teachers monitor the work in a locked classroom. Tenth grade students also participate in testing.
The Culver School Board will get an update on this year’s ISTEP testing tonight. Middle/High School Assistant Principal and Curriculum Director Julie Berndt is scheduled to present ISTEP testing information, according to the advance agenda. Continue reading
Plymouth school administrators are keeping an eye on several education bills being considered in the Indiana General Assembly. Assistant Superintendent Andy Hartley gave a legislative update to the Plymouth School Board Tuesday. Continue reading
The Plymouth School Board reviewed ISTEP scores and school letter grades for the elementary and intermediate schools Tuesday. Continue reading
Plymouth Schools Superintendent Dan Tyree has announced his retirement. After nine years as superintendent and 38 years with the school corporation in total, he told the school board Tuesday his last day will be June 30. Continue reading
The Plymouth School Board will get an update tonight on ISTEP results and school letter grades for the corporation’s elementary schools and Riverside Intermediate School. School administrators will also discuss some of the steps the corporation plans to take in response. Continue reading
The Culver Community Schools Corporation is looking to boost its school letter grades, following the latest round of ISTEP scores. Continue reading
The Culver Community Schools Corporation has identified a few areas for improvement. School improvement plans from both the elementary and middle/high schools were approved by the school board Monday. Continue reading
The teacher evaluation process was explained to the Culver School Board Tuesday. The evaluations help determine which teachers receive performance-based stipends and in the case of a reduction in force, which teachers are more likely to be cut. Continue reading
Plymouth school principals reviewed their schools’ test results during Tuesday’s school board meeting. Last month, the elementary school principals discussed their schools’ scores on last year’s ISTEP test. This week, Riverside Intermediate School Principal Jeni Hirschy and Lincoln Junior High School Principal Reid Gault had the chance to talk about their schools’ results. Continue reading
The Plymouth School Board will get an update on some more test scores during tonight’s meeting. Continue reading
The Plymouth School Board got some more details Tuesday about the ISTEP scores at the corporation’s elementary schools. The four elementary principals each presented their school’s scores, as well as some of their plans for improvement. Continue reading
The Plymouth School Board will continue its discussion of how to incorporate sexual health and drug education into the junior high school curriculum during tonight’s meeting. Lincoln Junior High School Principal Reid Gault has been asking the school board for its permission to introduce the 10-day PATH (Positive Approach to Teen Health) program this spring. Continue reading
The Plymouth School Board reviewed student performance on the school year 2014/15 ISTEP test, and a few areas for improvement were spotted.
Culver Schools principals had the chance to share their perspectives on the ISTEP results with the school board, during Monday’s meeting. The corporation saw the biggest drop in test scores locally, with only 44.8 percent of students passing both the English/Language Arts and Math tests. Continue reading
They say it’s not an accurate reflection of student achievement and teaching quality.
ISTEP scores were discussed by administrators at the Culver Community Schools Corporation during Monday’s school board meeting. The school principals said they weren’t allowed to go into specifics about the preliminary scores but said they were noticeably lower than in previous years. Continue reading