Making Assessment and Learning More Authentic

Most everyone agrees that students are more excited and engaged in school when they see meaning and relevance in their work. Great teachers challenge their students to think creatively and critically by sharing context for the learning ­ perhaps a bigger problem, a...

Standards Based Learning

Over the past several years, teachers in Salem City Schools have focused on Assessment FOR Learning practices in order to provide students and parents with specific feedback that reflects student achievement on specific learning goals.  This provides students with the...

The Journey

I routinely tell people that our school division’s size is one of its greatest strengths.  We are large enough to provide terrific opportunities and support for our students, yet small enough to be in a position to adapt and innovate.  Perhaps most importantly, we are...