Dear Perry Community,
It is with much excitement we share with you information about standards-based learning and our continuous efforts to better serve our students and families at Perry. For six years, our teaching staff and administration have worked to develop the four teaching practices listed below. This work has prepared us to clearly communicate what learning standards students have met and are proficient. We now look forward to the 2018-19 school year where we will provide our most clarified reports on student learning to date.
Formative Instructional Practices
1. Clear learning standards and expectations for demonstrating learning
2. Aligned assessments in order to give students feedback on what standard is learned/what standard is not yet learned
3. Student practice, reteaching and frequent feedback
4. Students understand their learning goals and work to get better each day
Why grade based on standards? Two reasons: (1) clarity on learning and (2) student confidence.
Clarity - When student progress is reported against
the state learning standards, we report student progress more accurately. The results students earn at Perry align and
can compare to outside results (state tests, NWEA-MAP, ACT). Having greater clarity on standards students
are proficient or not yet proficient, parents can have well informed
conversations with students about their learning.
Confidence - Since
learning occurs at different levels and rates, we build confidence in our
students when our practices make it clear and visible where she/he is in their
learning and where to head next in their learning (even the student who is
already proficient and ready for advanced instruction).
If you have not already done so, you can build your
understanding of standards-based learning in a variety of ways:
If you have
questions, please contact the school district directly for accurate information
by calling us or a school principal.
At Perry, we want to provide parents and students timely
access to learning progress. A sincere
thank you to staff, parents, students, and all our stakeholders for their time
and commitment to get us where we are today. We aim to empower every learner to
continually improve, get better each day,
and become ready for life.
Dr. Betty Jo Malchesky Dr.
Curriculum, Instruction, Assessment Superintendent