Cardinal News

January 17th - January 22nd


At East Central Junior High we are committed to preparing students academically and socially to be self-sufficient, contributing members of the community with plans for a successful future.

Lexile Scores

Good afternoon,

With upcoming SRI testing, the focus of this edition of Cardinal News will be on how to utilize student lexile scores to decide on text complexity. Below you will find many different resources including:

  • what the lexile framework is;
  • a graphic of lexile band/grade level comparisons; and
  • a short lexile overview video.

Two more great resources to utilize are which will allow you to check any text to see the level of text complexity and which will allow you to pick from a variety of different articles aligned to lexile levels. In order to stretch our students we should be engaging them in readings that are slightly above their lexile level.

In addition, Mr. Butcher is working on creating an excel spreadsheet for each POD that shows the lexile level of each student in the POD.

I hope everyone has a great three day weekend!

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What is the Lexile Framework

The Lexile Framework for Reading is a scientific approach to measuring reading ability and the text demand of reading materials. The Lexile Framework involves a scale for measuring both reading ability of an individual and the text complexity of materials he or she encounters. The Lexile scale is like a thermometer, except rather than measuring temperature, the Lexile Framework measures a text’s complexity and a reader’s skill level.

Matching Readers with Text

The Lexile Framework assesses both sides of reading development— the reader and the material being read. The Lexile Framework reports a Lexile reader measure and a Lexile text measure. When a Lexile text measure matches a Lexile reader measure, a targeted reading experience can occur. The Lexile reader measure describes the reading ability of an individual. Over 65 popular reading assessments and programs report student reading ability as a Lexile measure. The Lexile text measure describes the semantic and syntactic features of a book, article or text. Over 100 million books, articles and websites have received Lexile text measures. Both Lexile reader measures and Lexile text measures are reported on the Lexile scale and are represented by a number followed by the letter “L” (i.e. 1000L).

Learn more about the Lexile Framework.

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Shout-Out - Reading Department Data (Getting to Green and Beyond)

Below is a data point that was shared at last weeks Leadership Development Day! I want to recognize our amazing Reading department for leading the way with implementation of our Read 180/System 44 program. Below are the details of what each color represents:

1. Gold Standard Status: Student behaviors are consistently exhibited across classrooms.

2. Green Status: Student behaviors are consistently exhibited in most classrooms.

3. Cautionary Status: Student behaviors are inconsistently exhibited in most classrooms.

4. Critical Status: Student behaviors are not exhibited in most classrooms.

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Morning Duty Assignments

Foyer- Brown/Sanders

Cafeteria - T. Potts/Storey

Gym - Roberts/Pool

Snack/Machine - Sheets/Jeremy Willis

Carmeleta Chancy

  1. What is your favorite movie? Creed, and The Perfect Guy
  2. What do you do to relax? I walk and bake with my grand daughter Myah and great nieces Mia and Kayden.
  3. Who inspires you? The memory of my parents telling us to be proud and content in whatever we do in life.
  4. If I could travel anywhere it would be...Switzerland (round trip of course)
  5. My favorite music/artist is...Classical and artist are Whitney Houston and Michael Jackson.
  6. Who would you like to interview next? MIchele MItchell

Week At a Glance

Saturday, Jan. 16th, 7am to Friday, Jan. 22nd, 9am

12121 East 21st Street

Tulsa, OK

Saturday January 16th -

  1. Lesson Plans Due

Monday January 18th -
  1. No School - Martin Luther King Jr. Day

Tuesday January 19th -

  1. Lang. Arts and Social Studies PLC's in Library
  2. Farmers Insurance - Faculty Lounge
  3. Detention/Tutoring - 3:30-4:30
  4. Soccer Try-outs
  5. 7th Grade Basketball Playoffs - Location/Time TBD

Wednesday January 20th -

  1. Reading, Science and Math PLC's in Library
  2. Soccer Try-outs
  3. 8th Grade Basketball Playoffs - Location/Time TBD

Thursday January 21st -

  1. Detention/Tutoring - 3:30-4:30
  2. IOC Drill @ 9:30
  3. Soccer Try-outs

Friday January 22nd -

  1. Soccer Try-outs

Upcoming Events

Jan. 29th - January Student of the Month recognition

Feb. 1-4 - LDC/MDC Training

Feb. 5th - Early Release Friday

Fine Arts Assessment

Feb. 1st-12th - SRI/SMI testing window

Feb. 9th-19th - WIDA/ACCESS testing window

Feb. 24th - 8th grade writing test