(Posted Feb. 21, 2020)
By Josephine Birdsell, Staff Writer
The Ohio Department of Education recognized Madison-Plains Elementary as a High Progress School of Honor for the 2018-19 school year.
The distinction is based on the building’s performance on state tests in certain subject areas, as measured by the State Report Card.
With 40 percent or more economically disadvantaged students, Madison-Plains Elementary has ranked in the 90th percentile or higher for statewide gains in English language arts and math over the last five years.
“The Madison-Plains Elementary School staff…is defying the odds,” said Chad Eisler, district superintendent.
Teacher teams were essential in students making progress gains, he said.
Teacher teams analyze regular student assessment data and create differentiated lesson plans to meet student needs.
“Our continuous work with common planning time, data analysis, and collaborative efforts in our teacher-based teams, along with our instructional coaches and administration, to discuss and plan lessons that best meet the needs of all learning have been instrumental,” said Brad Miller, elementary school principal.
District leaders hope to see the trend continue.
“I am very proud of our teachers and our staff,” Eisler said. “They are committed to the work we are doing, and the fruit of their labors is beginning to show.”