Knox School Board Receives Action Plan Update

Superintendent A.J. Gappa

Knox Community School Corporation Director of Curriculum and Instruction Peggy Shidaker and the assistant principals from all three schools provided the school board with information on the action plans implemented at the beginning of the year.

Superintendent A.J. Gappa said discussion was held concerning the results of the Fall NWEA test that was given to students in grades K-8.

“What they did was talk about how those scores have been compiled and how the data from those scores have helped group those students into sub-groups of similar students that need help in the same areas,” said Gappa.

Some of the action plans include Response to Intervention (RTI) time to help those students who struggle. The students will be able to gather the information they need to successfully improve in their testing skills and in their general studies.

Reports will also be given to the board after the second round of testing is done in January.

“The administrators also talked about how they plan to come back again and probably talk sometime in February about comparisons with September scores and January scores. We’ll be looking for improvement and ways to keep moving forward,” said Gappa.

The board also learned that the staff at high school is working to maintain the A grade the school received from the state.