District 109 aligns our curriculum, instruction, and assessment practices with identified learning standards. As part of that alignment, this year, we implemented standards based grading and reporting (SBGR) in our middle schools, which has been in place in the elementary schools for the past four years. As part of our continuing efforts to educate parents about SBGR, we are holding parent education sessions with one of the nation’s leading experts on standards based learning, grading, and reporting, Rick Wormeli.
Please mark your calendar for March 8. Rick will hold two identical parent sessions, one in the afternoon (12:30pm-2:00pm) and one in the evening (6:30pm-8:00pm). As part of Rick’s presentation, there will be time reserved to address parent questions and concerns specific to District 109’s implementation and ongoing progress with SBGR. District administration and building staff will be part of those discussions.
We will chose the best location for these workshops based upon the number of RSVPs we receive.