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Tuesday, January 17, 2017
Welcome, 2017! (from Parent Portal classic site 1/4/17)
It's January, 2017 and the school year is continuing in full swing. Tech use continues and it's time to begin planning for end of the year testing. There are some changes from ISBE and Pearson to our PARCC online testing format for grades 3rd through 8th, so we'll spend some time with students before Spring Break to get them familiar with those. After Spring Break, our PARCC testing window opens, then our final round of MAP testing as well as the ISA (Illinois Science Assessment) for 5th and 8th graders. Now is the time we're looking at our tech integration so far this school year and making any tweaks/adjustments or adding training that might be beneficial. In particular, we're beginning a close look at our 8th grade 1:1 Chromebook initiative so far. It may be cold outside, but we're just warming up in here!