Your efforts are paying off for our students!
Positives from the District Report Card:
Our Value Added Ranking had us above these Cuyahoga County School Districts:
Our Performance Index Ranking had us above these Cuyahoga County Schools:
In the Value Added area we Met Expected Growth in 8 out of 10 areas! With 2 out of every 3 students being identified as having special needs, hitting a mark of 80% is remarkable.
As we go into spring break, I want to congratulate you on a job well done towards achieving goals towards RttT. This year we have followed the Scope of Work assiduously. Please read summary below so that you can feel a sense of pride and accomplishment of the work you have done to make Virtual Schoolhouse a winner in racing to the top.
For Assurance A, we provide staff parents, and stakeholders with information via newsletters and RttT information on the VSH website.
For Assurance B our commitment to become a FIP school has become a reality. The entire staff has participated in teacher led workshops exploring the FIP modules. Staff participated in portfolio assessment training which incorporates FIP training. Staff is using FIP practices in lesson planning. Curriculum has been aligned to the common core and our goal is to provide professional development on teaching to the common core.
For Assurance C, staff is using data taken from short term cycle assessment to drive instruction. Individualized Lessons align with items that student scored as needing improvement. Many teachers have been using the computer lab having students take practice OAA/OGT tests and data is used to align remedial instruction. There has been significant improvement on Round 2 of Learning Links assessment and our hope is that it will be reflected in state test scores.
For assurance D administrators and teachers participated in OTES and OPES training to fulfill requirement to use the new state model of assessing teaching and administrative staff.
Our commitment to create great teachers and leaders in Assurance D was realized with the help of the TIP grant. Teachers have taken on leadership roles with great panache. Both leaders and committee members feel a sense of pride in their accomplishments. A spirit of camaraderie and collaboration has evolved. Many leaders have assured me that they will continue to lead even when incentive grant is no longer available. Please read below a few summaries from the leaders themselves.