(Dr. Stephen Bournes, Assistant Superintendent of Educational Services)
To ensure the academic success of all Rich Township High School District 227 students.
Rich Township High School District 227 wants to excel in all areas of teaching and learning.
How must we behave in order to make our vision a reality?
- Collaborative Professional Learning Community time and meetings (local and district-wide)
- Continual support for teachers
- Required interventions early so all students are successful
- Data-driven decision making and action processes
- Rigorous curriculum for all students
- Continual Professional Development with researched best practices
- Open-mindedness – open to make changes and take risks in the classroom
- Constant evaluation of the three critical questions of PLC:
- What do we want the students to know?
- How will we know that they have learned it?
- What will we do if they do not learn it? (DuFour, 2002)
All of the efforts of the Office of Student Learning and Accountability are directed towards increasing student achievement while addressing the internal and external learning communities. Our office encompasses curriculum, instruction, assessment, professional development, training, data, research, and evaluation. In addition, we oversee all Title Federal Grants – budgeting, planning and monitoring.