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"The Rochester New Hampshire School District provides a personalized experience for all students to be, responsible, and contributing citizens, who can read, write, communicate, problem solve and calculate with clarity.  The learning environment includes present day instructional practices, innovative thinking, collaboration with families, lifelong learning for all and a meaningful relationship for all students."
How to Reach the 90% Reading Goal
Reasons for the goal
How to reach the 90% reading goal
Primary planning and program change will be on an elementary school-by-school basis. Each elementary school has an improvement plan currently in place that uses a continuous improvement model. The plan now requires a focus on the 90 % reading goal. The plan will also require a yearly report to the Instruction Committee of the School Board by faculty and administration on the progress toward the 90 % reading goal, NHEIAP results, NWEA results, and use of EVAAS for instructional improvement. The plan also requires the use of collaboration skills using the adaptive school model.

Primary accountability is with building principals. The building principal will develop the data driven decision making model, using collaboration skills, and instructional leadership skills to focus the staff on the 90 % reading goal.

Recent studies conclude that 85 to 90% of even our poorest readers can be taught to read at grade level. The commitment of Success for All is to do whatever it takes to see that every child makes it through third grade at or near grade level reading. Robert Slavin
Annual Report to the School Board through the Instruction Committee
Each School shall report using the following Guidelines
(The Middle School and High School shall report on accreditation issues)

  1. 1. Report the baseline data (Fall 02)
    a. Report goals for Spring 03

  2. 2. Report steps implemented to reach goal
    a. Readjusted resources
    b. Professional development
    c. Innovative programs
    d. Family involvement

  3. 3.Report Fall (02), Spring (03) Grade level
    a. Fall (02) Spring (03) Whole School

  4. Interpretation of data from # a, b (What does the data tell us)
  5. Share established goals by grade level for Spring 03 and by school for fall 04
  6. Action Plans (proposed) to include increased and redirected resources for budget