Archive for Wednesday, January 5, 2005

Board weighs standards-based class

January 5, 2005

Next week, Basehor-Linwood School Board members will decide on a proposal that would implement standards-based classes in math and reading for students struggling in those areas.

The School Board is scheduled to host its monthly meeting at 7 p.m. Monday, Jan. 10 at the school district office.

The standards classes will be similar in scope to a program initiated by Basehor-Linwood High School administrators earlier this year. The high school implemented standards-based courses, as well as test preparatory classes, for students struggling in English and math.

The new classes will include teaching the fundamentals that seventh-grade math students and eighth grade reading students seem to struggle with, administrators said. Student scores on assessment tests and class grades will determine placement in the standards based-courses, administrators added.

Nearly 70 middle school students would qualify for the standards-based courses. In late 2004, middle school principal Mike Boyd told School Board members that 28 students would qualify for reading and 37 students for math if the standards-based courses were in effect at that time.

Under presentation items, the School Board is scheduled to hear presentations for:
¢ Focus on learning at Glenwood Ridge Elementary School.

  • Kansas Horizon Award recipient Hillary Raple.
  • Board of Education certificates of appreciation.
  • Revisions in high school graduation requirements and Regents qualified admissions requirements.
  • Youth sports program overview.
  • Credit card policy.

Also scheduled for School Board vote are:

  • Social Studies curriculum.
  • National School Boards Association membership.
  • Glenwood Ridge Elementary School real estate bidding process.
  • Process of seeking bids for a maintenance truck.
  • Renewal of capital outlay resolution.
  • Contracts.

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