15 Aug

Public Release of PDE Data (PSSA, SPP…)

Back to school means we finally can see how students tested during the 2015-16 school year. For a complete listing of dates related to the release of data from PDE, visit education.pde.gov and, as always, please let us know if you have any questions.

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29 Jan

January Meeting Updates

At this morning’s Curriculum Network meeting, the following resources were shared or referenced:

ESSA Overview 
PDE Approved Gifted Endorsement Program
Digging Deeper PVAAS Document
Guest Speaker:
  • Rosey Hay from Rev Theater Company discussed the possibility of bringing a professional production of Macbeth to Scranton for Spring 2016. Email cmecca@iu19.org if interested in exploring a partnership.

Networking Session

What’s working well? What questions do we have?
  • TestWiz (utilized by one school district to create SLO assessments for teachers)
  • YMCA opportunities for students
  • Discussion about basal resources for districts not using a new basal
  • Successful benchmark testing suggestions
  • How schools are addressing the issues of diversity proactively
  • Keystone exam concerns

Do you have a successful resource or program to share? A question for the curriculum network group? Complete this survey for our next meeting on March 23, 2016 from 9-noon.