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Peninsula School District students in grades 3-8 and selected 9th graders will participate in the Smarter Balanced Assessment Field Test this spring. Participation is confidential, and there will be no impact on your child’s grades.
This is a very exciting opportunity for our District. Students will be able to try out new, online testing software and innovative question types that will be very similar on future Smarter Balanced assessments. By participating in the field test, your child will be influencing the development of future Smarter Balanced assessments used in our schools.
If you have any questions regarding your child’s participation, please contact your school.
Last Wednesday 2/26, the Peninsula School District (PSD) Learning and Teaching Department, under the direction of Dr. Claudia Thompson, hosted a collaboration with representatives from local area preschools as well as key community partners to explore whether there would be interest and value in creating an ongoing dialogue to benefit early learning. The answer to both questions was an enthusiastic “Yes.”
Guests enjoyed “high tea” and were given ample opportunity to network and consider the strengths and weaknesses in the Gig Harbor and Key Peninsulas related to opportunities for children.
In attendance were eighteen teachers and administrative staff from thirteen different preschools in addition to representatives from Pierce County Library, United Way, Children’s Home Society, Hope Sparks, and Communities in Schools of Peninsula.
The energy in the room was palpable as professionals who often work in isolation shared thoughts and tips with one another. The conversation came to a point on the question of: Regardless of where students go for their K-12 experience (public or private) what can we do collectively to make our community an outstanding place for our young children?
Nalani Linder, of United Way, shared the following, “The planning team did a terrific job in hosting a lovely and informative event that got us networking and thinking together about collaborating to create a community of systems aligned specifically for children’s success. “
PSD staff is compiling the data from the exit surveys to plan for next steps. Several attendees indicated willingness to share in a leadership role as the collaboration effort moves forward.