Academic Progress and Expectations
The state under the direction of the federal government is changing the evaluation system of educators and also requiring action when a school is underperforming. Lists have been published by the state that identify schools that are struggling based on the MSP. Monument is on one of those lists along with most of the schools in our district. We have a district plan to help our students succeed that we are currently implementing.
Part of the plan speaks to parent involvement. We know that together as a team, we can help each student succeed. Many parents have asked me how they can help. This year our students will took the MSP. There are some things that you can do as parents that will help our students not only do better on this test, but will help them do better in school.
Here is a brief list:
- Make sure your child reads for 30 minutes every night at home (English or Spanish)
- Make sure your child knows all their math facts (multiplication and division are extremely important) 15-25 minutes a night should be spent with flash cards if students have not passed off these facts.
- Communicate with the school if you have questions or ideas about how to support your child.
If we have the top two things happen in every home, every night, our students will have far better chances at succeeding. A good measure of whether your student is reading and comprehending would be their AR goal. Have they met their AR goal every quarter? If they have not met their AR goal, we need to make a plan to help them with their reading. For math, taking your students through flash cards and math help websites can give you valuable data on how they are doing. Let us know how we can support you! We can do this together!