Alaska State Department of Education released the AYP testing results recently,
most of the news was good for the Kodiak
Island School District.
Every Kodiak elementary school met the standards set for AYP or Annual Yearly
Even though the percentage of Kodiak schools
meeting the standards was high, the two schools that did not make AYP tend to
stand out. That's because the two that didn't make AYP are Kodiak High School
and Kodiak Middle School.
Davidson is the director of instruction for the district.
-- (AYP 1 :24 "...majority of
didn't the High School and Middle School make AYP and what does it say for the
quality of instruction at the two schools?
-- (AYP 2 :49 "...falling thru
At a recent
School Board special meeting the focus was not on last year's testing results
as much as the year that's to come.
-- (AYP 3 :36 "...about what
Last year a choice was made by the
high school that had an impact on the overall testing results but it's a choice
that Davidson stands behind.
-- (AYP 4 1:04 "...needs
of all students.")
With all of
the attention focused on the high school and middle school its easy to overlook
the news that all of the Kodiak elementary schools achieved their AYP. Davidson
is celebrating those achievements, but her focus is on future progress.
-- (AYP 5 :54 "...until we reach
all of them.")