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School LAND Trust for 2015 - 2016 School Year
Students, Teachers, Parents/Guardians and Community Members,

I wanted to take a moment and share with you our successes from last year.

Our goal was to increase our SAGE Summative language arts scores by 2%. Our scores jumped from 28% proficient to 38% proficient, a 10% increase!

Our second goal was to increase the number of students who are proficient using our DIBLES composite score from the beginning of the year to the end of the year assement. At the beginning of the year 65.25% of our students were proficient and by the end of the year that number increased to 77% proficient!

Our goals were achieved in a couple of different ways. For the SAGE Summative and for the DIBLES End of Year assessment our teachers focused heavily on students using "self-reported grades." This means that students set goals and would track their progress in Language Arts and DIBLES. The goal setting is highly motivational and proved very successful for the majority of our students. Students also tracked their progress through data binders. The data binders helped students see where they were in relation to their goals and what they needed to do to achieve their goals.

We are looking forward to continued success during the 2016 - 2017 school year.

Thank you for your help and support!


David Taylor
Duchesne Elementary School