Spaulding Middle News & Events
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The recent temperatures may not feel like spring is truly here, but Spring testing has always made everyone feel that the year's end is on the horizon. We will have a faculty meeting on Tuesday to share the testing schedule. Student Growth exams will be administered on Thursday and Friday. We will use the data from these exams to guide our responsive next steps in addressing any major areas of concerns before the SC Ready test. Even more than the SC Ready test, we need to simply be sure that our students receive all that they are due to learn this school year.
This week, while observing various classrooms, I specifically looked for the areas of concern that were noted during our Instructional Rounds. I looked for rigor, assessment-like checking for understanding and referencing of the daily objective throughout the lesson. It was clearly evident that for the classes that I visited, these areas of concern have been addressed and are a part of every day teaching and learning. Kudos to you! I will continue to make rounds this week and expect to have the same findings. I am glad that we had the opportunity to have Instructional Rounds at SMS as it has allowed us to develop a shared understanding of what high-qualilty instruction should look like.
Have a wonderful week