nclbchecklist - BACK TO SCHOOL CHECKLIST(Aug 2005 Questions...

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BACK TO SCHOOL CHECKLIST (Aug 2005) Questions and Tips for Parents, Schools and the Community ACADEMIC CURRICULUM AND ACHIEVEMENT ; Does the school have a written academic mission or credo that guides the behavior of both adults and students at the school? Does the school set high standards for students and stress continuous improvement over time? ; Does the school district have written guidelines on the amount of homework given for each grade level? ; How many students in your child’s school are performing at grade level (proficient) in either reading or mathematics? How many are performing at grade level in both subjects? ; How does the achievement level of your child’s school compare with the districtwide and statewide achievement levels? ; Are test scores rising or falling compared to the previous year? Has the percentage of students achieving proficiency increased or decreased? ; How many special education, minority, Limited English Proficient or economically disadvantaged students are achieving at grade level (proficient) in either reading or mathematics? How does this figure compare with districtwide and statewide levels? Are test scores rising or falling compared to the previous year? Under No Child Left Behind , states determine whether a school has made Adequate Yearly Progress by comparing the percentage of students (see above) meeting proficiency standards with the statewide goals. A school may still meet its AYP target if it reduces the percentage of students “below proficient” by 10 percent from the previous year while making progress in bringing all students up to grade level. ; Were all students in your child’s school tested this year? At least 95 percent of the students in each group must take the test for the school-wide results to be valid. ; What percentage of students graduate from your child’s high school? How many attend college? How do graduation and college attendance rates compare to the previous year? How do they compare to the districtwide and statewide averages? ; What percentage of students are taking challenging pre-college courses in language arts,
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This note was uploaded on 01/28/2010 for the course CMSY 103 taught by Professor N/a during the Fall '06 term at Howard County Community College.

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