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Evergreen Middle School team wins big at National History Day event

For months, a team of eighth graders from Evergreen Middle School conducted extensive research on the Tuskegee Airmen. Their hard work paid off last week when their 10-minute documentary, “The Tuskegee Airmen: Courage Knows No Color,” was named National Champion in the Junior Group Documentary category of the National History Day competition.

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Evaluation of the Instructional Program

File: AFE-R

The director of evaluation & technology shall submit recommendations to the superintendent for the following year's assessment program by May 15. The recommendation shall include a schedule for all assessment activities to be conducted during the year. The recommendation shall consider such factors as:

    1. Validity. Do the proposed assessment materials measure the district's objectives? Are the items compatible with the district scope and sequence?
    2. Administration. Are directions clear for the teacher? For the student? Is the format attractive?
    3. Interpretation of Results. Are results reported in a form that is meaningful to the teacher, the student, the district, the parent?

The proposed schedule shall be approved by the superintendent. The schedule shall be distributed to individual schools by August 15. The district office shall be responsible for ordering tests, distributing materials and scoring sheets, and distributing administration instructions.

After tests have been scored, the district office shall be responsible for:

    1. Preparing reports on test results for board, instructional staff, parents/guardians and the general public.
    2. Interpreting scores for staff and interested persons.
    3. Disseminating individual scores to staff responsible for counseling, screening and special placement of individuals.
    4. Preparing reports to evaluate curriculum and assist staff in implementing changes and improvements in curriculum.

Each school shall develop a School Improvement Plan in compliance with State Board requirements. The School Improvement Plan shall be developed through a planning process which is data driven and promotes a positive impact on student learning. The plan shall:

    1. Be reviewed annually for implementation progress and possible changes;
    2. Be based on a self-review of the school’s program, which shall include active participation and input by building staff, students, parents, and community members; and
    3. Address the characteristics of successful schools as identified by OSPI, educational equity factors, the use of technology to facilitate instruction, and parent and community involvement as these factors relate to having a positive impact on student learning.

The School Improvement Planning Process is intended to be a continuous improvement process which incorporates the review and analysis of school performance data, the elaboration of appropriate goals, and the development of a plan to address identified areas of improvement in order to enhance student learning.

Each school improvement plan will include the following components and be based on the following criteria:

    1. Introduction – shall include a description of the school and identify how staff, students, parents, and community participated in the self-review process as well as provide a description of the planning process.
    2. Data Analysis – shall reflect the analysis of qualitative and quantitative data incorporating sub-group performance characteristics and specific skill area needs. The analysis shall identify the trends, projections, strengths and areas of growth, as well as conclusions.
    3. Measurable Building Goals – shall include State Accountability Goals and may include additional priority building level goals developed to address needs identified as a result of data analysis. All goals shall be measurable and identify the current and desired levels of performance and time frame for accomplishment.
    4. Measurable Objectives for Goal Attainment – shall delineate specific objectives to be undertaken which are anticipated to lead toward goal attainment. Identified objectives will delineate the strategies to be employed, resources needed, person(s) responsible, checkpoints for periodic review, measurement and evaluation that will be used to monitor progress, and the professional development needed to accomplish the objective.

Annually, schools shall submit current plans for review. The superintendent shall develop a process for plan review and complete a recommendation for Board Approval of school plans based on the above criteria.

Approved:
05/07/90

Revised:
01/06/03

A diverse group of students working cooperatively together

Foundations and Basic Commitments (Reference Code A)

General School Administration (Reference Code C)

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Policies about the school district management, the administrative structure and school building and department administration. Here, you will find the personnel policies that pertain to one the superintendent. See the Personnel section below for all other personnel policies.

Fiscal Management (Reference Code D)

Support Services (Reference Code E)

Facilities Development (Reference Code F)

Personnel (Reference Code G)

School principal and staff members working together in a classroomThe personnel policies are divided in three main subdivisions: topics that pertain to all employees; policies that pertain to professional personnel, including administrators, who must hold educational certification by the state to serve in their positions; and policies pertaining to all other personnel.

Negotiations (Reference Code H)

Staff members working together on a laptopThese policies pertain to the process of negotiating with staff units recognized by the school board.

Instruction (Reference Code I)

Student raises hand while elementary school teacher talks to classPolicies on instructional program: basic programs, special programs, activities programs, instructional resources and academic achievement.

Students (Reference Code J)

A group of diverse students sing during assemblyPolicies concerning students are found here: admissions, attendance, rights and responsibilities, conduct, discipline and health and welfare services. Policies pertaining to the curriculum, instruction of students, and extracurricular programs are in the Instruction section.

School-Community Relations (Reference Code K)

Community volunteer works with elementary school studentPolicies affecting relations with the general public and with community and public agencies except other educational agencies and groups.

Education Agency Relations (Reference Code L)