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August 31, 2005

Performance and Achievement Committee meeting of August 29, 2005

The Performance and Achievement committee of the Board of Education met on August 29, 2005 from 5 p.m. to 6:30 p.m.

I have included below the video of the meeting (in Quicktime format), broken into segments for easier viewing.

NB: The last clip is truncated by 5 minutes -- I ran out of video tape at the end of the meeting. My apologies.

  1. Presentation by Jeanette Deloya on Hmong school attendance
  2. Board/Superintendent discussion with Ms. Deloya (Quicktime Clip (36MB))
  3. Presentation by Diane Crear on minority student survey of racism/acceptance in Madison schools (Quicktime Clip (13MB))
  4. Presentation by Diane Crear of anecdotal responses of minority students in Madison schools (Quicktime Clip (7MB))
  5. Board/Superintendent discussion of racism and non-acceptance in Madison schools (Quicktime Clip (35MB))

Posted by Larry Winkler at 9:13 PM

August 22, 2005

August 29 Meeting at 5:00 p.m, Room 103 Doyle

1. Hmong Student Attendance
2. Race Relations among Students

Posted by Larry Winkler at 8:11 PM

August 21, 2005

Rubric for School Improvement

Dr. Victoria Bernhardt and staff have developed a set of rubrics for measuring where a school is in achieving and making improvements. The included Excel file articulates the school improvement rubrics for the following: Student Achievement, Quality Planning, Professional Development, School Leadership, Partnerships with Community and Parents, Continuous Improvement and Evaluation. The rubrics are similar to the Baldridge Quality Improvement processes for Education.

These rubrics do not directly relate to Districts but to individual schools. It does seem to offer, along with the National School Board Association guidelines, a consistent approach to school and District improvements in these areas.

Posted by Larry Winkler at 10:21 PM