Principals Maria Dyslin (Sunset Ridge) and Duy Nguyen (Northside) presented their School Improvement Team reports, which are tied to the Multi-Tiered Systems of Support school improvement framework, at the Board of Education regular meeting on Monday, Dec. 10.
Each principal stressed all of the elementary schools expect the same amount of growth from one year to the next from all students.
Nguyen noted that he is using the reading assessments to help guide Northside's literacy instruction. MCPASD elementary schools are using multiple assessments to understand students' reading, including Fountas and Pinnell reading assessments, which are in place at Northside.
"I am intentional about working with what we have and building on it as a new principal,'' he said. "We all have a similar vision.''
Dyslin noted Sunset Ridge continues to support high levels of learning for all. Given that not all children learn in the same way -- method, strategy or delivery -- or in the same amount of time, Dyslin said staff continue to grow ability to get clarity on methods, expand strategies and get great range in delivery options in order to reach each student.
Nguyen said the MTSS system is helping all six elementary schools see themselves as one unit rather than individual places. He said the focus is on how each school can help the others.
Superintendent George Mavroulis noted the Board recently asked that data be broken down by sub-groups, such as ELL, special education, race and socio-economic, for future reports. He said future SIT reports will be tweaked to include that information.