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  • 1. French Creek elementary SchoolOwen J. Roberts School DistrictBack to SchOOL NIGHT – September 23, 2010
    Mrs. Malinda McKillip
    French Creek Elementary School Principal
    • Welcome – Mrs. Malinda McKillip, Principal
    • 3. Agenda
    • 4. Comments from Academic Coach, IST, Nurse
    • 5. Parent Session in the APR – 7:00 PM – 7:25 PM
    • 6. Standards-Based Report Cards (SBRC)
    • 7. Implementation of Everyday Math Program
    • 8. General Announcements
    • 9. Sessions with Teachers in Homerooms
    • 10. 7:30 – 7:55 PM and 8:00 to 8:25 PM
  • Standards-Based Report CardsOwen J. Roberts School District
    Mrs. Malinda McKillip
  • 11. Why Are Standards Important?
    • Define what students should know and be able to do.
    • 12. Communicate clear learning expectations
    • 13. Hold all students to high expectations.
  • Standards-Based Report Cards
    • Defines the content area skills
    • 14. Communicates progression toward defined learning goals
    • 15. Provides direction for
    future performance
  • 16. How Is a Standards-Based Report Card Different from Traditional Report Cards?
    • Letter grades A-F reflect:
    • 17. An individual teacher’s expectations
    • 18. Student effort
    • 19. Completion of homework assignments
    • 20. Student behavior
    • 21. Student knowledge of content area.
    Traditional Report Cards
    Standard Based Report Cards
    All subjects are defined by content standards.
    Numerical levels indicate a student’s progress towards meeting the standard.
    Scoring guides/rubrics define and assess performance levels.
    Achievement and learning traits are reported separately
    Homework Completion
  • 22. The Standards-Based Reporting Scale
  • 23. Teachers
    A better understanding of:
    Knowledge and Skills at Each Grade Level
    Increasing awareness of:
    Academic and
    social expectations
    Detailed outline of :
    Content area expectations
    Social Development
    Student Responsibilities.
    Benefits of the SBRC
  • 24. Progress Reporting Dates
    Trimester Reporting
    Reporting Dates
    December 7
    March 14
    June 14
  • 25. Further Information
    • PTA Meetings
    • 26. Electronic Communication
    • 27. Parent/Teacher Conferences
    • 28. OJRSD Website (including rubrics)
  • Implementation of everyday math program
    Mrs. Linda Nitsche, Academic Coach
  • 29. Everyday Math Program
    Background and Rationale for Implementation
    Developed by the University of Chicago School Mathematics Project
    Based on research about how children learn and develop mathematical power
    Provides the broad mathematical background needed in the 21st century
  • 30. Everyday Math Program
    In Everyday mathematics, you can expect to see…
    A problem-solving approach based on everyday situations
    Key mathematical ideas repeated over time in slightly different ways
  • 31. Everyday Math Program
    In Everyday mathematics, you can expect to see…
    Learning through age-appropriate, playful activities
    A broad range of mathematical topics that are aligned to state standards
  • 32. Everyday Math Program
    Opportunities to Do Math at Home
    Parents’ Guide to Everyday Mathematics
    Family Letters
    Home Links/Study Links
    Student Reference Book and My Reference Book
    Everyday Math Online Resources
  • 33. Everyday Math Program
    Mathematical Wisdom for Enhancing Student Performance
    Family Involvement Is Vital!
    “The essence of mathematics is not to make simple things complicated, but to make complicated things simple.”
    Trust the Spiral!
  • 34. Classroom presentationsquestion-and-answer opportunities
    French Creek Staff