A Superintendent Writes… Common Assessment Reflection – Part 1

In response to the 1/16/2015 post, “Common Assessment Reflection,” a old school LYS Superintendent writes: LYS Nation, What to do with common assessment data?  What a question.  And a good answer was provided.  But I think Cain’s response can be substantially expanded.  First, keep in mind there is a big difference between data and information. …

Top LYS Tweets From the Week of March 8, 2015

A number of you in the LYS Nation are now Twitter users.  If you haven’t done so yet, we want you to join us.  To let you see what you are missing, here are the Top 10 LYS Tweets from the week of March 8, 2015. 1. 90% of North Caroline vouchers go to private…

Lesa Cain Writes… How You, the Principal, Should Use Your Data

The following is some advice LYS Coach and Common Assessment Pioneer, Lesa Cain, shared with some of the Principals that she mentors. Good morning all, I cannot say this enough, you must pre-plan for your data meetings. That means plan for when the meeting will occur, who will attend, what will be discussed and what…

Top LYS Tweets From the Week of August 31, 2014

A number of you in the LYS Nation are now Twitter users.  If you haven’t done so yet, we want you to join us.  To let you see what you are missing, here are the Top 10 LYS Tweets from the week of August 31, 2014. 1. Putting an RTI label on a child doesn’t…

Top LYS Tweets From the Week of September 22, 2013

A number of you in the LYS Nation are now Twitter users.  If you haven’t done so yet, we want you to join us.  To let you see what you are missing, here are the Top 10 LYS Tweets from the week of September 22, 2013. 1. Getting our students to write critically every day…

A Reader Writes… EOCs, Credits and Transfers – Part 1

In response to the 5/23/2012 post, “A Principal Asks… EOCs, Credits and Transfers,” a LYS school leader writes: I think the issue is far from moot. The issue is if credit has been granted OR denied by another institution, it is impossible to change the grade on the AAR (Academic Achievement Record, AKA transcript).  …

Top LYS Tweets from the Week of March 25, 2012

More schools are considering the move to e-readers over textbooks. The benefits are many. Less weight, less cost, convenience, just to name a few. But I have been trying to come up with a reason why this shift would not be a good idea. And then it hit me. With an e-book you can’t highlight…

A Reader Writes… (Common Assessment Data Analysis – Part 1)

In response to the 12/8/2010 post, “Common Assessment Data Analysis,” a reader writes: Response to Intervention! RTI originally targeted children with special needs. Now, with the NCLB, RTI is used to help with “no child left behind” as well as targeting children that are possible GT students. These students will benefit from RTI strategy by…
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