As the spring assessment season quickly approaches, school testing coordinators are busy training staff and scheduling students for practice testing. Instruction is at the forefront while there is a great deal of preparation that is taking place behind the scenes. It requires a lot of planning to implement all of the state assessments while keeping disruptions to the school day at a minimum.
The St Johns County School District is accredited by AdvancED. The 2017-18 school year is an accreditation review year for the district. Each school recently submitted a School Quality Factors Diagnostic, which is a document that requires school teams to reflect on their continuous improvement journey. School teams have been reviewing survey and classroom observation data and collecting evidence that exemplifies their improvement process. An AdvancED team will be on-site April 2 – 5. The AdvancED team will review the evidence provided by schools, conduct stakeholder interviews, tour schools, observe classrooms, and listen to presentations from district staff. At the end of their visit, the team will make an accreditation recommendation for the district.
School Advisory Councils (SAC) are an excellent way for school stakeholders to get involved at their school. Each school’s SAC meets monthly and discusses topics related to school improvement. For more information, please contact your school’s SAC chair.