General Body Meeting Summary- 11-20-2013

General Body Meeting Summary

This month MSAAC addressed the search for the new Superintendent, MSAAC's survey to provide input into the search, best practices for student learning and advocacy, and an update on the Annual Measurement Objectives (AMOs) by Dr. Tyler. There will be no MSAAC meeting in December instead please attend the CAMPUS meeting on making college affordable on December 11th. 

Upcoming Events

  • CAMPUS- 12/11- Making College Affordable; please attend at Harper Park instead of a December MSAAC meeting
  • November 21, 2013 Remaining Public Meetings
    • Round Hill Elementary Library. 17115 Evening Star Drive, Round Hill; 4p.m.: Loudoun County Public Schools (LCPS) teachers and staff
    • LCPS Administrative Offices, 21000 Education Court, Ashburn. 7 p.m. Room 100 A: Loudoun PTA’s and PTO’s 
    • “Making College Affordable”, Joint Meeting with CAMPUS Org. Harper Park Middle School – December 11, 2013 @ 7pm.
    • Conversation with Dr. Edgar B. Hatrick, III @ 7pm, January 15, 2013
    • Academic Achievement Fair, February 1, 2013, Tuscarora HS.

Best Practices Presentation

  • Attorney, Teacher, Parent Allison Alison
  • Parents, Teachers, Community/Community Resources are all components of a great support system
  • Instill a love of learning; reading (bath, book, bed); read the books with them; help your child communicate; teach them to be their own advocate; routines and structure make your child feel safe; get to school on time; homework place and time; kids don’t know what it means to study (outlines, note cards, quizlet web site), expectations and reasonable goal setting, motivation to learn; consequences and choices; get involved as parents when you need to get involved (be their advocate); bullying (these are teachable moments); dinner time is check-in time; and love them and have fun
  • Learning modality tests- to determine how your child learns like: http://www.vark-learn.com/english/page.asp?p=questionnaire

AMOs Presentation

  • Dr. Tyler, Director of Research LCPS
  • Year end review
  • College and Career Ready, now about rigor and application of those higher expectations
  • trying to prepare of students to be ready for the change around them
  • changing the rigor of our assessment to make sure that our children are ready to meet the skills necessary to compete
  • It will take about 3 years to adjust to the rigor around us and see results
  • 7 schools are accredited with warning in math and english, because the changes made in the standards process
  • We must continue to monitor the growth and the outcomes we are getting with these students
  • As the assessment became more rigorous the gaps grew
  • Still a high performing district, but we still have gaps
  • If a sub-group has met the standard, they must not drop below their current benchmark
  • Did not meet the graduation mark for english language learners and children with disabilities
  • What is the LCPS Plan for Improvement: Indistar- Indicators of Effective Practice; your school has a plan or has one in progress; as a parent you will be able to review the plan
  • Please get involved in the School Community Council which is a team that is part of the Indistar program

Resources

  • Learning modality tests- to determine how your child learns like: http://www.vark-learn.com/english/page.asp?p=questionnaire
  • Quizlet web site: http://quizlet.com/