7:00 PM School Board Meeting
7:00 PM - 11:00 PM School Board Meeting
Mumps are again being reported in McLean County, prompting the Health Department to once again encourage residents to take preventative steps to avoid infection with the virus. Community members are advised to watch for mumps symptoms even if they are fully vaccinated. For more information CLICK HERE.
AP HONOR ROLL
Unit 5 has been named to the 6th annual AP District Honor roll for increasing access to AP® course work while simultaneously maintaining or increasing the percentage of students earning scores of 3 or higher on AP Exams. Reaching these goals indicates that Unit 5 is successfully identifying motivated, academically prepared students who are likely to benefit from rigorous AP course work. To see the entire list, click here.
Unit 5 is in the process of districtwide strategic planning. The topics being studied are co-curricular programming, community partnerships, curriculum and instruction, facilities/operations, special education, and transportation, All members of the Unit 5 community - students, parents, staff members, and community representatives - were invited participate. To view presentations and minutes from previous meetings, CLICK HERE .
This past spring, Illinois students participated in a new state assessment, called the Partnership for Assessment of Readiness for College and Careers (PARCC) exam, in English language arts and math. The PARCC assessment replaces other standardized tests and marks a significant change from these previous assessments. The test lines up with the updated Illinois Learning Standards and measures students’ problem-solving abilities, critical thinking, and writing skills, which are abilities all students need to stay on track for college and career readiness after high school. For more information on PARCC, CLICK HERE . As parents are looking at their child’s PARCC scores, the following link will provide you with even more detailed about what the scores indicated about your child’s performance. CLICK HERE .
Unit 5 has begun the process of transitioning to Standards Based Grading in the elementary grades. Teachers and administrators have been engaged in study and research around Standards Based Grading and many teachers have begun to shift their assessment practices to align to this type of grading and reporting. In the 2016-2017 school year, teachers will begin to report some grades in the Standards Based Grading format, and we will have full implementation in 2017-2018. There will be opportunities for parents to learn more about this shift in grading and reporting. For more information, CLICK HERE.
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