On January 21, 2015, Joyce Ashworth and Amy Haderer from RESA 8 provided Ranson Elementary Teachers with professional development on Next Generation Content Standards, Close Reading as well as Text Dependent Questioning. Teachers met in teams and participated in hands-on activities and group discussions to promote self-reflection on their teaching, in order to provide deeper thinking opportunities for our Ranson Elementary students and close achievement gaps.
RANSON ELEMENTARY NAMED
The West Virginia Department of Education (WVDE) released the 2013-14 state annual assessment scores recently. Jefferson County Schools (JCS) ranked in the top ten school districts for all subject areas: math, language arts, science and social studies.
Jefferson County Schools placed 1st in Science Proficiency, 2nd in Social Studies, 6th in Reading Proficiency and 8th in Math Proficiency.
“The latest state report underscores the success and continuing growth in student achievement in Jefferson County Schools,” said Susan Wall, Superintendent of Jefferson County Schools. “This success, and our commitment to excellence in teaching and learning, is a reflection of the essential collaboration and engagement of students, teachers, parents, staff and our community."
To access the complete report, please visit ZoomWV at http://wvde.state.wv.us/zoomwv/