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Superintendent-I believe it was last year or the year before that an outside company conducted surveys/supervisor evaluations. What happened with that information? How did that benefit the District? How much did it cost the District?
Granite School District is required by the No Child Left Behind (NCLB) Act which is also known as the Elementary and Secondary Education Act (ESEA) to spend 10% of the Title I-A allocation to help the district achieve Adequate Yearly Progress (AYP) standards. Granite School District has participated in two appraisals of the district by RMC Research of Denver, Colorado. The first appraisal occurred from 26-28 February 2008. Because Granite School District participated as a pilot district in this appraisal there was no cost to the district. The second appraisal was conducted from 24-25 March 2009. The results of both appraisals were reported to the Superintendent and to the Board of Education by RMC Research.
Granite School District has adopted a Local Education Agency (LEA) Improvement Plan to implement recommendations from the appraisals. The initiatives identified in this plan include:
a. Instructional audits of all Granite School District schools relying on rubrics developed in consultation with RMC Research.
b. Algebra/Pre-Algebra Institute training for all secondary mathematics teachers of these subjects.
c. Mobility analysis of students in the district.
d. Progress monitoring of school district improvement efforts.
Granite School District has benefited by improving support to students.