This chapter helped me see that as a district, we are on the right path. I see a lot of this chapter in what we are already trying to do in our district. I see that we are in fact being proactive in our supports, not only for the staff ( Lead Teachers, PLC's, afterschool workshops) but also for students ( intervention services, basic skills, tutoring, Fundations). I see that we are trying to involve both students and staff in decision making and we are also learning to gradually release responsibility of learning. We are looking at improving supprots for at risk students AND we are revamping the GT program. We are also trying to involve parents (Reading Nights, parent workshops, progress monitoring).
What can we do more? Are our expectations high enough? Too low? Is there such a thing as just right? How can we know for sure that we are in fact making progress? Will test scores be suffice?