Joint Board Meeting Recap
May 2, 2023
Board Meeting Details
This joint Board of Education meeting was held in person at the District Center.
1. Call to Order
2. Approval of Meeting Agenda
3. Selection of President ProTem for Joint Meeting
Mrs. Montgomery from District 109 nominated herself for the President ProTem role for the meeting and was confirmed by a voice vote.
4. Community Participation Relative to Items on the Agenda (Policy 2:230)
5. Joint Regional District Data Review
Project 440's research priorities are as follows:
Academic proficiency, academic growth, academic access to advanced programming
Tonight's focus: academic proficiency in math & ELA, academic growth in math & ELA, AP potential & enrollment in math and ELA
Executive summary is that student proficiency significantly outperforms the nation in both ELA/Reading and Math. However, lower performing students may not be keeping pace with the nation in grades 9-11.
Academic programming/coursework has a significant impact on rates of student growth in both ELA/Reading and Math. The impact is more pronounced in high school than middle school.
Overall, more students are capable of AP coursework than are participating at the high school level. The gap is wider in ELA than Math, and wider at DHS than HPHS.
Dr. Eleni Spiron from the ECRA Group walked through some data involving academic proficiency, academic growth, and AP potential vs. enrollment in math and ELA.
Various board members asked questions of the ECRA presenters.