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Woodridge Community Workshop ~ March 5

UPublish story by Walter Davis, Superintendent

The Ohio General Assembly has enacted legislation that will make significant changes to the way Ohio’s schools educate our youngsters, how schools, educators, and students are held accountable, and how academic progress is defined for communities state-wide. In an effort to share these initiatives, I would like to invite the entire Woodridge Community to attend a Community Workshop on Tuesday, March 5, 2013.

The Workshop will begin at 6:30 p.m. and will be held at Woodridge High School. Participants will learn that we have anticipated these legislative changes for some time and have already begun major preparations for their implementation. Come to learn how the Woodridge Local Schools’ strategic focus on Rigor, Relevance, and Opportunity has already made a positive impact in these areas. We will be joined that evening by several partners who are working with us as we continue to provide meaningful educational options for Woodridge students. Representatives of The Six District Educational Compact and The Summit Education Initiative will join our district administrative team in facilitating the discussions.

What is “excellence”? What is required for a school or district to earn a passing grade on the new state report card? Ohio is now a member of a consortium of states that will use a new system of assessments designed to measure student achievement and progress. As a member of the consortium, our state will be bound to certain expectations, score targets, and curriculum standards around which the assessments will be designed. This new system of testing will form a part of the new local district report card as districts are measured based on student progress with these new measures. Join us on March 5 as we examine how these and other new requirements will redefine “excellence” for Ohio’s schools.

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