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					40 DAYS AND 40 NIGHTS:
COUNTDOWN TO PSSA
                 Chester Upland School District




                    Education Empowerment Board

 C. Marc Woolley, Esq.       Kathy Schultz, Ph.D.       Juan R. Baughn, Ed.D.
 Chair                       Vice Chair                 Secretary/Treasurer


Gregory E. Thornton, Ed. D. Joyce A. Wells , Ed.D.      Sharon P. Hunter
Superintendent               Assistant Superintendent   Assistant Superintendent
YES WE CAN…….AYP!

  Our children are
   filled with untapped
   potential
  To educate means to
   develop abilities
  Nurturing excellence
   is our mission
       PSSA Testing Window


   Writing: 2/9 -2/20    Grades 5,8,&11




 Reading & Math: 3/16- 3/27Grades 3-8 & 11


   Science: 4/27- 5/8 Grades 4,8, & 11
Achievement We Can Believe In
 “If you're walking down the right path and you're willing to keep walking,
 eventually you'll make progress. “
 President-elect Obama
Good Instruction Is The Best
     Test Preparation

   Continue to Teach to the State Standards
   Focus on Assessment Anchors and Eligible
    Content
   Use Data to Inform Instruction
   Identify Exemplars and Share Best Practices
   Bell to Bell Instruction
Address Needs of ALL Students


  Provide additional support in class
  EAP Tutors
  Achieve 3000
  Apangea: PSSA Learning Pathway
  Accommodations
       40 Days and 40 Nights
   Enhances Content Instruction
Provides weekly focus
 Genre
 Test Taking Tip
 Instructional Strategy


Includes
 PSSA Scoring Guides
 PSSA Glossaries/ Adopt A Word
 PSSA Formula Sheets
 Top Ten Test Taking Strategies for Students
Parent & Community Support


 School initiatives
 Student attendance
 Homework completion
 Message about the importance of always
  doing one’s best
         District-wide Incentives
   Weekly:
   Principal with best student attendance will receive two movie passes
   Principal with best teacher attendance will receive two movie passes
   Monthly:
   Principal with best student attendance will receive $25 American Express Gift Card
   The class in each school that has the best attendance will receive soft pretzels and certificates
    from superintendent
   The teacher in each school that has the best student attendance will receive $25 Staples Gift
    Card
   Principal with best teacher attendance will receive $25 American Express Gift Card
   Achievement:
   The class in each school that show the most growth on January’s 4Sight will receive pizza
    party hosted by the superintendent
   AYP:
   The school that achieves AYP and shows the most growth will receive a catered opening
    lunch in September, 2009.
          January 15, 2009


 District   –wide kick off

 Pep   rally on Friday, 1/16/09

 After   school Opportunities
YES WE CAN………AYP

				
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