Pine City Schools Tackling AYP
Pine City schools did not meet Adequate Yearly Progress standards last year, but a group of teachers is working to ensure this trend does not continue.
The leadership team, which formed at the end of last year, consists of Pine City teachers, administrators and educators from the St. Croix River Education District.
Pine City Assistant Principal Paul Jackson broke down the group’s goals at Monday’s school board meeting.
AYP is a means of measuring, through standards and assessments, the achievement of the No Child Left Behind law goal of 100 percent proficient by 2014. Schools that receive federal Title I dollars and are not making AYP two or more years in a row in the same subject are identified as being in need of improvement
School Improvement Team member Stephanie Lorsung says the work being down by the group is a benefit not only to students, but the teaching staff as well.
Pine City Superintendent Dennis Fischer credits the district staff with taking time to recognize the problems, and tackling them head on.