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Testing our boundaries: discussing the purpose of CAASPP testing

Testing our boundaries: discussing the purpose of CAASPP testing
March 9, 2018

n March 5 and March 6, MVHS juniors took the state-mandated California Assessment of Student Performance and Progress (CAASPP) in which they were tested for proficiency in English Language Arts and Mathematics. For...

New standardized testing improves academic assessment

New standardized testing improves academic assessment
May 8, 2014

The Smarter Balanced Assessment with its computerized new format is a better option than previous standardized tests. Early in the morning of testing day, the bleary-eyed juniors of MVHS made their...

Common Core for the Common Good

December 3, 2013

Despite its cost issues and vague standards, new testing system has potential to fix what’s wrong with our education system. Educators have always been looking to improve standardized testing, and...

5 issues school site council discussed during latest meeting held on Nov. 7

5 issues school site council discussed during latest meeting held on Nov. 7
November 18, 2013

School Site Council is a monthly meeting where four students, four parents, four teachers, two administrators and one ASB representative meet together to discuss troubling issues on campus and negotiate...

PTSA discusses academic changes in third monthly meeting

This “stress tree,” developed by the MVHS Challenge Success team during a working session at the Fall Conference, displays the causes and effects of stress at MVHS. The CS team aims to create research-based solutions to increase student engagement, reduce stress and discuss long-term success. Photo used with permission of PTSA President Jim Cunningham.
October 25, 2013

Meeting topics included the Common Core, STAR testing, accreditation and LeGos. Fast facts | Create infographics The PTSA held its third monthly meeting in the library on Oct. 22...

“Common Core” provides needed educational measures

May 8, 2013

The Common Core is a recent effort of the Obama administration to shift American education toward critical thinking and problem solving. Proponents of the Common Core argue that it reflects “the knowledge...

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