We've had quite a few conversations lately about mid-term adjustments and want to share our recommendations with as many of you as possible. We urge you to go back through your numbers to ensure your counts are correct. The most consistent issue we hear is that the economically disadvantaged weight was not as high as expected. This is an issue that needs to be addressed if you lost students in this area. The issue is probably a lack of communication between buildings; therefore, always compare notes. If one member of a family is on free and reduced lunch, other family members are as well. It doesn’t hurt for those who enter the numbers to verify they are accurately entering all families into the system.
On another topic, as we move into spring and prepare for the state testing window, make sure to do a system check on your computers and network. There is absolutely nothing worse than coming up on the first day of testing and having computer or connectivity issues. This is also the time of year to make sure that your filter is properly set up and isn’t blocking out the test software.
We can provide issues on both of these topics, so don't hesitate to reach out if you need support.
Full house today in our offices with teachers receiving training on NWEA.
Are all districts required to give the raise? Does it also include the step increase? Andy provides answers to these and more.
We all wish we had more opportunities for it. Whether you're facing time constraints or distance, OPSRC wants to help! Every year in August, we get many requests to travel to individual sites for professional development, and we want to continue meeting all your needs.