Happy New Year 2023. Welcome to Hall Pass! Have a peaceful holiday.
In today’s edition, you’ll find:
- About the issue: Retest discussion
- In 2022, 114 school board members faced recall efforts
- Extracurricular Activities: Educational News on the Web
- Candidate Connection Survey
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About the issue: Retest discussion
This section curates reports, analysis, and commentary on the issues that school board members considered as they set out to provide the best possible education in their district.
Should teachers allow students to retake tests? Today we’ll look at both sides of the question.
Anthony Palm writes that a policy that allows students to take the test only once and penalizes late work works best for student learning. He says these policies motivate students, prevent students from procrastinating, and give teachers more time to plan their lessons.
Thomas R. Guskey wrote that retesting should be a standard process of evaluation, correction, and re-evaluation. Guskey says retesting motivates a student to improve for her second chance at success and helps prevent struggling students from falling behind. .
Cases in which retaking a test is not allowed | | Anthony Palma edutopia
“The consequences of deadlines and late work provide a scaffolding for students to learn self-control. These policies provide the extrinsic motivation students need to build study habits and time management skills.” In my experience, reform policies rely heavily on students who already have a strong sense of self-discipline and intrinsic motivation.…The retake policy encourages students to hit the “slow holes” that cause preventable stress and anxiety. You can dig yourself into . My math classes are structured in a sequential order: Mastering an early unit will enable students to succeed in the next unit. In my experience, traditional policies motivate students to maximize their learning in the first unit and help in all subsequent units. … Reform policies are effective if teachers have time to implement them successfully. However, rewriting and regrading every minute, and grading overdue assignments are effective and creative teaching, and grading current assignments so that students receive timely feedback. , or a time when you do not plan to communicate with parents. ”
Why should students be able to retake assessments? | | Thomas R. Gusky Education week
“But assessment alone does little to improve the quality of student learning and teaching. What matters is what happens after assessment. is seldom improved, the most important thing in formative assessment is how students and teachers deal with the consequences… To bring about improvement, one must follow the formative assessment emphasized by Bloom. Through high-quality corrective instruction designed to correct the learning errors identified in … Once correction is complete after an hour or two of class, Bloom tells students working on it for two reasons: recommended giving a second parallel formation assessment from .First, the second assessment helps the teacher determine whether the remediation was effective in improving the student’s learning disability. Second, and perhaps more importantly, it is of great motivational value as it gives students a second chance at success.
In 2022, 114 school board members faced recall efforts
In June 2022, we discussed our annual interim report on our recall efforts. In the first half of the year, school board members were found to be subject to more recalls than any other type of office. This is a trend we have seen in his 2021 as well. Now that the year is over, let’s take a look back at the overall recall effort. 2022.
It tracks 250 recall efforts against 419 officials over the course of the year, with City Council members leading the list. The school board member was the subject of a number of recalls in the first half of the year, but he finished the year second only to a member of the city council. In 2022, a total of 167 city council or town board members faced recall campaigns and 114 school board members faced recall campaigns..
Overall, 56 officials across all office types will be recalled in 2022.
In 2021, school board members will face more recalls than other types of officers for the first time since Ballotpedia began tracking recall efforts in 2012. Previously, city council members faced the most recalls.
Last year, we tracked the recall efforts of 50 school boards against 114 board members. Recall elections for school board members will take place on January 11, January 18, January 24, February 15, March 29, April 4, and November 8, 2022. I was. The school board recall success rate was 7.0%.
Notable School Board recall efforts from 2022 include:
- In January 2022, a recall election was held against Dave Brown and Brian Shannon, zone 6 and zone 7 representatives of the Newburgh, Oregon School District School Board. Both members remained in their respective positions, with his 52% of the vote against the recall. Recall efforts against Shannon began after the board voted him 4 to 3 on August 10, 2021 to remove Black Lives His Matter and LGBTQ pride flags at district schools . The ban also included political signs, clothing, and other items. Efforts to recall Brown began after the board passed his 4-3 vote to fire superintendent Joe Morelock without cause. Morelock had his contract until June 2024.
- In February 2022, voters recalled San Francisco Unified School District School Board members Gabriela Lopez, Alison Collins, and Faauuga Morriga. Supporters of the recall said they were frustrated that the district’s schools had remained closed for nearly a year in response to the COVID-19 pandemic. They also noted the time the board spent voting to rename 44 buildings in the district instead of focusing on opening schools.
- An effort to bring back three members of Washington’s Richland School District School Board — M. Semi Byrd, Audra Byrd and Kari Williams — began in Spring 2022. Violating district policies, procedures, and the Code of Ethics. Voted to make masks optional while statewide mask requirements are in place. All three of her board members denied wrongdoing and appealed the petition to the Washington Supreme Court. “Misconduct or misconduct in office, or breach of oath of office” is required for the recall to move forward. If the state Supreme Court determines that a petition campaign can be launched, the supporter must collect signatures equal to her 35% of the votes cast for school board seats in the previous election within her 180 days. I can do it.
- An attempt to recall three of the seven members of the Salem Kaiser Public Schools Board of Education in Oregon was closed to the ballot after organizers failed to submit the required number of signatures by the November 2022 deadline. was not eligible for The effort came after her school board voted 4-3 to approve a resolution banning guns from being stash on school property.
Learn more about year-end recall analysis here. Click here for more information about the school board recall.
Extracurricular Activities: Educational News on the Web
This section contains links to recent education-related articles on the internet. If you know an article you should read, please reply to this email to share it.
Participate in candidate connection surveys to reach voters in your district
It features survey responses from the school board candidates who won the race on November 8th.
Today, we look at the responses from Madison Klovstad Miner, who won the general election for Orange Unified School Board Board Area 4, California, and Staci Martin, who won the general election for Virginia Beach Public School District 4, Virginia. increase. Virginia Beach Public School District Elections
Minor responded to the question by saying:What areas of public policy are you personally passionate about?”
“I am concerned about the overreach from special interest groups in our children’s schools. Our children are all different and deserve the opportunity for a more individualized curriculum.”
Click here to read the rest of Miner’s answer.
Martin answered this question as follows:What areas of public policy are you personally passionate about?”
“I am personally passionate and knowledgeable about how education affects economic development and household wealth acquisition. We have lost too much of our human potential, and I am committed to self-enhancing growth that keeps taxes low by creating revenue-generating growth opportunities for the region and investing some of those revenues in education. I understand the relevance of how we maintain the pattern: our city has a debt ceiling, and our debt must be allocated to education as a top priority and economic development as a second priority. From there, the region’s revenues will maintain its growth pattern on the back of an educated workforce, entrepreneurship and innovation.”
Click here to read the rest of Martin’s answer.