Board sets goals for 2014-15 school year

WAYNESFIELD —  The Waynesfield-Goshen Board of Education announced it will emphasize student assessment proficiency, career exploration and financial stability as its three main goals for the 2014-15 school year at a regular board meeting Monday night.

The board affirmed a minimum of 80 percent of all student test takers will achieve at proficient or higher and 50 percent will achieve at accelerated or advanced on all state assessments.

“The state says 80 percent of all students should be proficient or higher on each assessment so we set that as a board goal,” W-G Superintendent Chris Pfister said. “Of course, we want students to attain higher levels, so we’d also like to have at least half our students be accelerated or advanced.”

Part of determining where students stand academically is by using specific local assessments, including formative, baseline and year end, to measure proficiency and student growth.

“What’s most important is that we are assessing students to determine where they’re at, what they’ve learned and what areas we need to focus on,” Pfister said.

For the full story, see the Tuesday, July 22 edition of the Wapakoneta Daily News.