Wednesday, February 27, 2013
A public forum on District 41's Think Tank initiative will be held March 9, prior to the board voting on the measure.
Parents, some forced to stand, filled the library at Hadley Junior High Monday night as the Glen Ellyn School District 41 Board of Education received the final Think Tank initiative recommendation from district officials. The recommendation was made during the board’s business meeting Monday and the presentation, question and answer period, along with public comment lasted roughly three hours. The presentation included a high-level overview of the plans for implementation as well as feedback from the elementary school principals, who explained how the program would be implemented in the schools. Karen Carlson, assistant superintendent for teaching, learning & accountability made the presentation to the board. The presentation included the …
Monday, February 25, 2013
The board will hear the final recommendation on the Think Tank initiative Monday night. A public forum is planned for March 9, prior to the board voting on the measure.
After months of presentations, meetings and discussion surrounding the District 41 Think Tank proposal, the district’s board of education will hear the administration’s recommendation for the 21st Century Learning plan during its board meeting Monday night. The district is recommending that the Think Tank proposal be implemented and piloted in schools across the district to varying degrees depending on readiness. Meanwhile some parents in the district remain concerned about the pace at which the district plans to implement the changes. Think Tank Goals The district’s Think Tank group convened in the fall of 2011 with the goal of researching ways the district might better address 21stCentury Learning and Science, Technology, Engineering …
Monday, February 4, 2013
Arbitrary "cut" scores are changing to align ISAT scores with ACT and PARCC assessments. That means students' and schools' performance grades are likely to drop in the categories of English and math.
Monday, February 4
Don't be surprised if your son or daughter drops from "exceeds standards" to "meets standards" or from "meets" to "below" standards in the upcoming Illinois Standard Achievement Tests. Glen Ellyn District 41 Superintendent Ann Riebock told the School Board at its most recent meeting about the new "cut line" in the ISAT scores that measure students' achievements—as well as the achievements of their schools. District officials sent out an e-mail to the school community Friday advising of the changes and the impact on students scores. The district advised parents that the state forewarned school districts that scores will drop, and advised districts to share the information with their communities. The new cut scores will help align the ISAT …
Wednesday, December 5, 2012
Officials from District 41 have said additional public meetings will be held to discuss and gather feedback regarding the Think Tank proposals for educational reforms.
Parents gathered Tuesday night to learn more about Glen Ellyn District 41’s plans to implement changes in the 2013-14 school year. The meeting is one of several the district is planning to help educate parents and gather feedback. The district said it will hold more meetings in January. The meeting, originally scheduled as one session to be held at the district’s office, was instead moved to Forest Glen Elementary School and split into two groups; one group for parents who had already attended a meeting held Nov. 26 and one for parents who had not attended any public meetings on the matter. More than 100 parents attended the last school board meeting where the Think Tank presentation was made public for the first time. A large group of …