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School Board Considers Wider Assessment Use

LOWER POTTSGROVE PA – A proposal to expand a student assessment program called “Measures of Academic Progress” (MAP), to cover Pottsgrove School District students in ninth and 10th grades, is on the agenda for consideration tonight (Tuesday, Oct. 10, 2017) by the district Board of School Directors. Pottsgrove currently uses MAP in grades 2-8.

MAP gauges student proficiency in both reading and mathematics with online assessments used by students in all covered grades. District Superintendent Dr. William Shirk last month said teachers are very satisfied with MAP data for student skills and concepts, and increasingly use it to plan individualized instruction. The administration believes students in higher grades could benefit as well.

The board is scheduled to meet at 7:30 p.m. in the cafeteria of Ringing Rocks Elementary School, Kauffman Road. The meeting is free to attend and open to the public. Copies of the board agenda are available for download here.

Also Tuesday, the board is anticipated to:

  • Conduct an executive session before its regular meeting to discuss what the agenda calls “a federal litigation case;”
  • Hear a presentation by teachers and students about Ringing Rocks’ School-Wide Positive Behavior Support program, which recently received state recognition;
  • Handle various personnel items that affect 16 employees, as well as consider approval of a lengthy list of individuals to supplemental positions;
  • Consider approval of student placements with outside service providers for educational assistance, and of a proposed student activity fund; and
  • Hear the results of several committee meetings.

Related (to the Pottsgrove Board of School Directors’ Oct. 10 meeting):

  • School Board Considers Wider Assessment Use

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