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Posted 5/15/19

During the 2017-18 school year, our School Site Council, an organization composed of parents and school staff, endeavored to create a survey seeking input from our parent community on their child's academics at John Baldwin. The survey responses were analyzed by school administration, school staff, and the School Site Council. Some of our key findings included:

  • Positive feedback on reading instruction. Parents felt their child was reading at the just-right reading level.
  • A high percentage of parents were satisfied with writing instruction.
  • Parents expressed a need for more feedback on student writing progress between grading period
  • Parents voiced a desire for more differentiation within math instruction, especially for students at or above grade level.

Our school staff met throughout the year to further develop practices to address the concerns that were reported. As a result, the grade levels attempted to establish more consistent communication with families on curriculum, student progress, and homework. A math instructional aide was hired to focus on TK-2 grade curriculum, providing both intervention and enrichment for students. Our original math instructional aide was assigned to focus on 3-5th grade intervention and enrichment. 4th and 5th grade levels introduced "Just Right" Groupings in math, providing differentiated instruction for students approaching standard, at/near standard, and demonstrating proficiency of standard. Features were added to the Cougar Weekly to communicate educational practices, introduce support staff, and to provide suggestions on how to support instruction at home. 

As the school year is ending, we would appreciate you taking the time to respond to our survey. The School Site Council's intention is to measure progress and feedback based upon some of the changes we have instituted this school year. Your candid feedback is anonymous and will come directly to me.  Thank you for your time and input. With your help, we can continue to strengthen and grow our learning community. 

Please note that the survey will remain open through June 1st, 2019.

School Survey