Spotlight on Math in 2016-17
After input from staff and administrators, District 153 has finalized its goals, projects and initiatives for the 2016-17 school year.
The District's main goal this year? Increasing student achievement in math.
"We've spent the past few years concentrating on English language skills, adopting and implementing new curriculum and creating common assessments. Now we turn to math," said Superintendent Dr. Dale Mitchell.
The District adopted new curricula for Willow and Churchill Schools this year. (For more, see HF Chronicle article
Among this year's projects is a directive to K-8 math teams to develop common formative assessments at grade levels aligned with essential skills and common core standards and for all staff to receive professional development relating to student engagement strategies.
In addition, K-8 science/STEM teachers, 6-8 social studies teachers, and K-8 physical education/health teachers will be reviewing curriculum and making recommendations for the 2017-18 school year.