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Initial Common Core scores higher than expected but goals unfulfilled

Initial Common Core scores higher than expected but goals unfulfilled



LOS ANGELES — Results for some of the states that participated in Common Core-aligned testing for the first time this spring are out, with overall scores higher than expected though still below what many parents may be accustomed to seeing. Full or preliminary scores have been released for Connecticut, Idaho, Missouri, Oregon, Vermont, Washington and West Virginia. They all participated in the Smarter Balanced Assessment Consortium, one of two groups of states awarded $330 million by the U.S. Department of Education in 2010 to develop exams to test students on the Common Core state standards in math and English language arts. Scores in four other states that developed their own exams tied to the standards have been released. The second testing group, the Partnership for Assessment of Readiness for College and Careers, is still setting benchmarks for each performance level and has not released any results. Even when all …

Marshall Democrat-News: Local News: Marshall School Board lowers tax levy (08/25/15)

Marshall Democrat-News: Local News: Marshall School Board lowers tax levy (08/25/15)



The Marshall Board of Public Schools voted Tuesday night, Aug. 25 to set its tax levy at 2.75 percent.



Lee's Summit tax levy is $8.9883

I’m a teacher, and I know IEPs aren’t being followed. What do I do? | The Wrightslaw Way

I’m a teacher, and I know IEPs aren’t being followed. What do I do? | The Wrightslaw Way



This is the norm.  I know of teachers that have forced to resign because they tried to make sure that kids on IEPs were getting what they are Federally entitled to.  In what school district, you ask.  Why Lee's Summit, of course.



“I am a teacher in — and I know that IEPs are not being followed…What do I do? I have already talked to people in the school system. I want information that explains why it’s so important for teachers to take this seriously, including the legal ramifications. I want our new teachers to understand their accountability with regard to this aspect of teaching.” What should you do?  I think it depends on – whether the administration is aware that IEPs are not being followed, andif they do know, why they haven’t put a stop to it?In 1992, there was a case in West Virginia styled Doe v. Withers. A high school history teacher refused to provide the modifications promised to a stud…

Achievement Level 4 Report - Public

Achievement Level 4 Report - Public



Missouri Assessment Program Achievement Level Report District: LEE'S SUMMIT R-VII (048071) Please note that the alternate assessment data MAP-A are not included in these totals.   The MAP-A data are anticipated to be available in September, additional updates will be provided as they are received.Assessment results for 2015 in the content areas of English language arts, and mathematics for grades 3-8 and End-of-Course (EOC) assessments in English II (E2) and Algebra I (A1) are not comparable to prior year data.  This is the first year for the assessment aligned to the new standards. NOTE: The Map Performance Index (MPI) will be calculated upon receipt and verification of MAP-A data.