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MEETING TOPIC: What you need to know about Curriculum Instruction : Strategic Plan Series Strand #1

On Thursday October 13th,

Members of the CSD Education Department's Leadership team, gave an informative overview of the Curriculum and Instruction Strand of the Strategic Plan. Presentations were given by the following;

  • Mrs. Iris Parker- Director of Elementary Education
  • Ms. Charlene M. Collins- Director of Secondary Education
  • Mr. Brandon Lutz- Supervisor of Instruction Technology and K-12 Data Analysis
  • Mr. Brian Reilly- Supervisor of STEM
  • Ms. Christina Lewis- Special Education Chapter 14
  • Dr. Cheryl Horsey- Directory of Student Services
  • Dr. Raymond Realdine, Jr. - Supervisor of Counseling, Holistic Support & K-12 Testing
  • Dr. Wagner Marseille - Superintendent of Schools

Leadership team presented their plans and priorities in the area of Curriculum and Instruction.

Take a look at some of the information that was shared.

FAQ from the meeting : How to find results from PSSA and Keystone?

During the meeting, several parents wanted some information on where they can find data showing the performance results for CSD. Below you will find the links for those who are interested in looking at the PSSA/Keystone data along with our school performance profile. Both sites are relatively easy to navigate.



PSSA INFORMATION: http://www.education.pa.gov/Pages/PSSA-Information.aspx#tab-1

The Pennsylvania System of School Assessment (PSSA) is an annual assessment administered in Commonwealth classrooms in grades 3 through 8, and in English Language Arts and Mathematics. Pennsylvania adopted more rigorous PA Core Standards in late 2013 and the 2015 PSSA marks the first time the assessment was fully-aligned to the standards. These new, more rigorous standards aim to better prepare students for the 21st-century work force.

Assessment scores represent a snapshot in time of student performance, and should not be considered the sole indicator of student achievement. Standardized assessments, like the PSSA, help Pennsylvania meet federal and state requirements, as well as provide educators, stakeholders, and policymakers with important information about the commonwealth’s students and schools, and inform instructional practices. The Pennsylvania System of School Assessment (PSSA) is an annual assessment administered in Commonwealth classrooms in grades 3 through 8, and in English Language Arts and Mathematics. Pennsylvania adopted more rigorous PA Core Standards in late 2013 and the 2015 PSSA marks the first time the assessment was fully-aligned to the standards. These new, more rigorous standards aim to better prepare students for the 21st-century work force.

Assessment scores represent a snapshot in time of student performance, and should not be considered the sole indicator of student achievement. Standardized assessments, like the PSSA, help Pennsylvania meet federal and state requirements, as well as provide educators, stakeholders, and policymakers with important information about the commonwealth’s students and schools, and inform instructional practices.




SCHOOL PERFORMANCE PROFILE: http://www.paschoolperformance.org/


The Pennsylvania School Performance Profile offers a web-based resource for districts/schools to communicate performance results to various constituencies and assist districts and schools in aligning and focusing resources for continuous improvement.

This PA School Performance Profile also serves several other purposes:

  • Provides a building level academic score for educators as part of the Educator Effectiveness System as required by 24 P.S. § 11-1123 – Act 82 – 2012
  • Provides information used in determining federal accountability status for Title I schools as required by the Federal Elementary and Secondary Education Act section 1111(h)(1) and (h)2
  • Informs the public of the academic performance measures of each school, comprehensive career and technical center, cyber charter and charter school in Pennsylvania
  • Provides resources to support schools as they seek to improve academic performance

Educational Affairs Committee Meeting

Tuesday, Oct. 25th, 6:30-11pm

CSD Administration Bldg

Please attend the Ed Affairs meeting tomorrow night to hear more about achievement data.

UPG Parent/Guardian Input Needed!

Our Cheltenham community is not immune from the issues playing out in the nation around race. In partnership with the district and the Cheltenham African American Alliance, we are exploring having a school-community conversation about how we can come together around this topic and how it effects our school district, in an effort to help our community live up to our ideals. Your input on this will be an important part of our planning for this and for our December 5th UPG meeting. Please take a minute to answer the following questions at this online survey: https://goo.gl/forms/CATMoxQCqdPNqqkf2