Archive for Thursday, February 12, 2004

Board OKs test-prep courses

February 12, 2004

During its monthly meeting Monday, Feb. 9, the Basehor-Linwood School Board approved test preparatory courses in English and math designed to enhance assessment test scores for high school students.

The courses, titled standards math and standards English, will be offered to high school students who scored at the unsatisfactory or lower end of the basic levels of comprehension on state assessments.

Both courses will focus on remedial skills as well as emphasize test preparation skills and strategies, school officials said.

The courses will be one semester long, so students needing to take both will be allowed to do so in one year. Students enrolled in the courses will receive elective credit for the classes.

The standards classes will be limited to 20 students or less and will be taught by teachers certified in those areas. School officials said no additional staff members will need to be hired to teach the classes.

In other action Monday night the School Board:

  • Approved a contract with AllofE Solutions.
  • Approved a custodial position.
  • Approved letters of employment.
  • Approved resignations for Diana Manford, Karen Grammer and James Kornhaus.

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