CURRICULUM AND EDUCATION COMMITTEE MEETING
June 14, 2017
Committee Members Present: Chair - Jennifer Neumeyer; Members - April Cusick, Staci Fortunato
Board Members Present: Edward Hastings, Kimberly Martin
Administrators Present: James Anastasio, Donna Madore, Kathy Casparius, Teresa Beaudoin, Heather Gauthier, James Holland, Kim Silsby, Theresa Violette
1. Report on WIDA Access scores
Donna Madore, Assistant Superintendent, went over WIDA results. WIDA is the State assessment administered to all ELL students. This year, WIDA was changed and made more difficult. The cut off for services also changed from a proficiency rate of 6 to a proficiency rate of 5. Once students achieve a proficiency level of 5, they can be exited from the ELL program. For school year 2015-2016, 93 students K-12 took the assessment. School year 2016-2017, 133 students took the assessment. There was a growth of 43 students in the ELL program. The number of students in the lower proficiency levels is higher this year than last year and it takes about five to seven years for students to become proficient.
2. School Climate Survey Results
Ms. Madore went over the results of the School Climate Survey. Results are attached.
The meeting adjourned at 6:16 p.m.