Washington (MO) School District Superintendent, Dr. Lori VanLeer, said the district wants to improve instruction through professional learning with grade level and subject area teams.
“Teachers, principals and district leaders will collaborate to plan curriculum implementation, develop assessments, analyze student work and assessment results, and plan lessons, as well as determine appropriate remedial, reinforcement or enrichment style inventions for students,” she said.
"Over the next few years, all public schools in Missouri will transition to the Common Core Standards and new assessments."
“This transition is very exciting, but also challenging,” she said.
Collaboration is key, VanLeer added, and professional teams will need to work together throughout this process.