AUBURN – Auburn Public Schools received a glowing assessment from an external review team that inspected the schools’ goals of positive behavior and math fluency.
Trudy Clark, superintendent of Bruning Davenport Unified School District, said review teams saw progress in the goal that “all students will improve understanding and use of math concepts to solve problems.”
She said students are setting individual goals and reviewing them on a regular basis and the review team saw successful strategies for personalized growth plans.
She said learning targets are posted and the school also has a great system of communication among all staff members.
To really establish understanding, she said, it’s important for the staff and students to have commonality on how they speak about math.
Clark: “If a concept is introduced in the elementary, but it’s called something different as you go along, it really becomes an issue for truly understanding how things are connected in the math curriculum.”
She said the school is also doing well in its behavioral goals.
Clark: “Wanted to communicate to Auburn stakeholders just how wonderful the comments were regarding the school improvement process and the two goals they have as part of that plan.”
She said the review team found plenty of evidence that Auburn is achieving its goals of positive behavior.
Among the review team’s recommendations is more ‘math talk,” where students are using the four Cs of critical thinking, communication, collaboration and creativity.