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District 153 puts focus on helping every student meet success

Test score results show students in Homewood District 153 generally meeting and exceeding anticipated student outcomes.

That’s good, says Superintendent Dale Mitchell, but the district’s strategy is to take those numbers and use them to improve the growth of student learning.

Under the state’s Performance Evaluation Reform Act (PERA), at least 30 percent of a classroom teacher’s job performance must be based on student outcomes.  District 153’s Teacher Evaluation Committee agreed that 30 percent of the evaluation ratio should be based on performance and 70 percent on classroom instruction . . .

Winter events

FRIDAY, DEC. 9

SATURDAY, DEC. 10

  • Nanny Nikki holiday music program at Flossmoor Public Library, 1000 Sterling Ave., at 11 a.m.
  • You Matter 2 Winter Wonderland from noon to 4 p.m. at Flossmoor Community Church, 2218 Hutchison Road. Holiday fun and activities for the whole family to enjoy. Tickets are $5 to $10 at bit.ly/3VLh2m4.
  • Miracle on Martin in downtown Homewood, 3 to 6 p.m. Ice sculpture walk, horse-drawn carriage rides, s’mores and more.

 

 

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