The average of all students using google docs to enhance writing and 21st Century digital communication is up to 59%. Our goal is 70% by May of this year. The students, and their teachers, are committed to reaching this goal. Discussion groups and collaboration efforts have taken place to broaden the uses of google docs in the classroom. Teachers are supporting one another by creating, and sharing, ideas for utilizing google docs for every student in the classroom. Two 5th grade teachers hosted professional development opportunities for utilizing Google Classroom in their everyday instructional practices. Through the peer to peer training and the development of even more meaningful learning experiences with google docs, I am really looking forward to surpassing our goal of 70% of all students using google docs to enhance their writing and 21st Century digital communication by May 2017.
69% of the VDV 3-5 teaching staff has provided 5 or more opportunities for parent/guardian involvement in their student’s educational experiences, as of February 2016. Most of the opportunities have been here at school where parents attended a classroom, or school-wide, event. Some of these opportunities for parent involvement took place in the home through parent/guardian collaboration with the student to complete a project and/or long-term assignment. Our goal is to reach 80% of the teaching staff to create 5 or more opportunities that will increase parent/guardian involvement in their student’s educational experiences.
- 62.5% of the students who began the school year reading below their current grade level have advanced 3 or more levels within the F&P leveled reading assessment
- 25% of the students who began below grade level have advanced by 2 levels within the F&P leveled reading assessment
- 95.1% of the students who began the school year reading on grade level have advanced 2 or more levels within the F&P reading assessment
- 73.5% of students who began the school year above grade level have advanced 2 or more levels within the F&P reading assessment.
Van Derveer grade 3-5 teachers and staff are committed to the advancement of each student’s independent reading level. We will continue to infuse the ELA Common Core Standards in teaching pedagogy to ensure sustainable growth for EVERY student.
November WIG Update
Each student in grades 3, 4, and 5 is assessed using the Fountas & Pinnell (F&P) leveled reading assessment. Teachers use the individual student’s reading record to identify which F&P reading level the students’ skills correspond. The chart below demonstrates the Independent Reading Levels in comparison to the grade level in school.
The baseline data collected in September demonstrates the independent reading levels for each student in grades 3, 4, and 5. The students will be assessed in January and then again in June. The results will be compared to the baseline data to determine the overall effectiveness of this year’s WIG.