One primary goal for our students is that all students learn and improve academically. While we strive for 100% of our students to be proficient or advanced on the state assessment, we also utilize the Measure of Academic Progress (MAP) assessment in the fall and spring to track student progress so that we have additional data in order to adjust teaching strategies or interventions based on student needs. Our school also uses formative assessments to ensure that the students are learning and retaining what is taught. Teachers regularly share student work on common tasks to discuss levels of proficiency and modification to instructional strategies when needed. In addition, students grades K-5 all participate in several district writing assessments throughout the year which gives valuable feedback to the students and teachers.
Woodland Park Elementary adopted a Professional Learning Community (PLC) approach three years ago. Using the Dufour’s model, teachers meet collaboratively every week to analyze student data or student work and prepare for instructional interventions and enrichments. In addition to our standard high-quality education, Woodland Park Elementary has a host of special programs in place to serve each individual student’s needs.