Local school board members are a key link between school districts and communities. They represent public concerns around testing and can hold district officials accountable. Given the critical role that local school boards play, Achieve and the National School Boards Association have developed “Assessment 101” resources for school board members.
Restructured, expanded or constrained, the issue of time is a constant presence in any effort to improve student and school performance. But for time to work for, and not against, educators’ efforts, proper thought and attention must be paid to its purpose. This video explains why.
Successful schools make students feel welcome, academically engaged and supported by the adults in the building. Considering the school climate of your schools is as important as examining student scores and graduation rates because a healthy environment can have a tremendous impact on student achievement.