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09/29/2016

THE FAIRMONT AREA SCHOOL BOARD AT THEIR TOWN HALL MEETING WEDNESDAY NIGHT WENT OVER RESULTS FROM THE SCHOOL DISTRICTS WORLD'S BEST WORKFORCE GOALS. THE INITIATIVE STARTED A COUPLE OF YEARS AGO HAS FIVE PILLARS TO BETTER PREPARE STUDENTS FOR COLLEGE OR A CAREER AFTER GRADUATION.

THE PILLARS ARE SCHOOL READINESS,3RD GRADE LITERACY, CLOSE ACHIEVEMENT GAP, ALL STUDENTS GRADUATE,COLLEGE AND CAREER PREPAREDNESS.

IN SCHOOL READINESS THE GOAL WAS BY APRIL ,2015 75 PER CENT OF KINDERGARTEN ELIGIBLE STUDENT SHOW MASTERY IN 80 PERCENT OR MORE OF THE SKILLS LISTED ON KINDERGARTEN READINESS CHECKLIST. THAT GOAL WAS MET WITH 82 PER CENT CONSIDERED READY THIS YEAR.

THE 3RD GRADE LITERACY GOAL WAS THIRD GRADE STUDENTS INCREASING THEIR COMPREHENSION SKILLS BY A 5% NET GAIN ON THE MINNESOTA COMPREHENSIVE READING ASSESSMENT AS COMPARED TO THE PRIOR YEAR. THAT GOAL WAS MET IN 2016.

IN CLOSE ACHIEVEMENT GAP THE GOAL IS INCREASING LITERACY SKILLS OF FAIRMONT STUDENTS SO THAT EACH INDICATED SUBGROUP RAISES THE PERCENTAGE OF LEARNERS MEETING STANDARD BY A 5 % NET GAIN ON THE M C A. THAT GOAL WAS NOT MET EXCEPT FOR HIGH SCHOOL MATH.

ALL STUDENTS GRADUATE GOAL WAS WORKING TO INCREASE DOCUMENTATION OF STUDENT PROFILES OF ALL INCOMING 9TH GRADERS SO THAT 90% WILL DEMONSTRATE A HIGH SCHOOL DIPLOMA AS MEASURED BY M D E GRADUATION RATES BY 2019 . THE GOAL APPEARS TO HAVE BEEN MET WITH POSSIBLY WITH 92 PERCENTILE BUT WON'T KNOW FOR SURE UNTIL NEXT MONTH.

COLLEGE AND CAREER READY GOAL IS STAFF WORKING TO INCREASE STUDENT AWARENESS OF INTERESTS AND APTITUDES AS IT PERTAINS TO FUTURE EDUCATION AND/ OR EMPLOYMENT SO THAT 90 PER CENT OF ALL STUDENTS DEMONSTRATE AN ABILITY TO IDENTIFY CAREER AND EDUCATION OPTIONS BY THE END OF EACH STUDENTS EDUCATIONAL EXPERIENCE AT FAIRMONT HIGH SCHOOL. THAT GOAL WAS MET WITH COMPLETION OF A COURSE PERFORMANCE TRACKER, M C I S, PLAN AND EXPLORE FOR THE GRADUATING CLASS OF 2016.

SOME COMMUNITY MEMBERS BROUGHT UP GEOMETRY BEING A REQUIRED COURSE, SPECIAL TUTORING, ENHANCED READING CURRICULUM AND EMPHASIS ON SOME VOCATIONAL COURSES TO FILL A CURRENT NEED FOR SKILLED TRADES TRAINING.


ROD HALVORSEN
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