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Archive for November, 2011

November – December Newsletter

Posted by Lesa Manning on November 10, 2011

November – December newsletter

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Assessment Tools and Targeted Goals

Posted by Lesa Manning on November 4, 2011

GES Parents,

In a few weeks, we will begin another schoolwide benchmark assessment.  We use the following assessments to measure student progress:

Dibels:  Grades K-3

STAR Reading Assessment:  Grades 2-6

Think Link Tests to assess Reading, Math, and Science:  Grades 3-6

For the 2010-2011, we met our Annual Yearly Progress goal in reading/language arts and math.

The following are the 2012 TCAP goals we must reach:

Reading- 66% of our students scoring proficient or advanced (2011 testing was 49%)

Math – 60% scoring proficient or advanced (2011 was 40%)

We are continuing with our Scott Foresman reading series for K-5, and Prentice Hall is used in the sixth grade.

Our new math program is Scott Foresman Envision Math.

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PTO Meeting and Family Literacy NIght

Posted by Lesa Manning on November 1, 2011

There will be 4 sessions to choose from after our PTO meeting:

Finley: Reading Strategies for lower grades
Griffin: Math Strategies for our new Math series
Glover: Reading Strategies for upper grades
Manning: Technology- blogs, comments, glogster

When: November 15, 2011
Where: Gordonsville Elementary
Time: 6:00 – 7:00 p.m.

PTO will meet 5:30-6:00 p.m. to discuss and vote on distributions of Tiger Tracks 2011 funds.  Parent participation is needed.

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