(Atlantic) Atlantic Schools Superintendent Dr. Michael Amstein is gathering a School District Leadership Team to draw up a game plan to improve test scores. That decision was made after pouring over the 2013 spring test data. Dr. Amstein says the high school reading scores were pretty good despite falling off a little, but the Middle School Reading scores were a different story.
“Our middle school reading scores took a dive and we are going to take a look at it this summer to see whether we need to upgrade, change our curriculum or instruction and where we need to spend more time,” stated Amstein.
“The District Leadership Team is comprised of teachers from all of our buildings as well as district administrators,” stated Amstein, “And we will sit down and do an item analysis to see where we might be missing alignment with the test.”
Dr. Amstein says in addition some of the teachers from the Elementary, Middle and high school will also take part in the curriculum discussions.
Dr. Amstein says the upper Elementary reading scores were about 74-percent proficient and the third grade is 62-percent. He says they feel like they are making a lot of progress in Math, but work still needs to be done.
May 22, 2013