Our biggest challenge was professional development. Professional development requires at least six months to cover the alignment of software with instruction, data-driven instruction, teaming, sharing data, reconfiguring the schedule, and more. It is also important to give teachers time to evaluate the model and to cultivate parent buy-in.
Washington Elementary School is a public K-4 school that served 260 students in Prescott Unified School District of Arizona. Washington prided itself on its blend of innovative instruction and traditional values, which it especially fostered in its three academic/technology labs. In 2015, Washington received the Golden Bell Award from the State of Arizona for innovative education programs. Due to the district restructuring plan, Washington closed at the end of the 2014-15 school year. The school's blended-learning program will be continued at Taylor Hicks Elementary School in the same district.
Contact: Harold Tenney
Contact Title: Principal, Washington Elementary School
Washington Elementary School
86301 United States
In 2013-2014 Arizona used the Arizona Instrument to Measure Standards (AIMS) to test students in reading and mathematics in grades 3 through 8 and 10, writing in grades 5, 6, 7, and 10, and in science in grades 4, 8 and 10. GreatSchools' profiles currently show AIMS mathematics, reading and writing results. 2013 AIMS grade 10 results represent on-track 10th graders for the 2013 test year. AIMS is a standards-based test, which means that it measures how well students have mastered Arizona learning standards. Students must pass the grade 10 AIMS in order to graduate. The goal is for all students to meet or exceed state standards on the test.
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