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THIS WEEK IN HORIZON (June 15 – 19, 2015)
Kevin C. Garinger – Director of Education

This time of year the word TEST takes on a whole new meaning. Its definition in theory and practice is most often packed with emotion, stress and even a sense of dread. I would like to look at the word from a little different perspective. In actuality, the letters are only four and each can represent a positive paradigm that focuses on learning. The first letter, “T” stands for the time we have spent together as school division teams making decisions that will impact learning. We have spent time daily with kids ensuring that they are meeting the outcomes and gaining the knowledge they need to complete an assignment or be ready for a final assessment. The “E” represents the experiences we have had in building a system that supports one another and supports our students. The “S” is for the support we have worked collaboratively as a system to ensure exists for students and teachers alike. Through common goals and common directions in ensuring that our pillars are constant regardless of where we are geographically located in Horizon, we have seen our system develop and grow. The final “T” is for the Team approach we have taken toward learning. As a system, we have collectively accepted responsibility for our kids. Truly TEST represents a total commitment to what we do for kids every day. Isn’t this the TEST of who we are? As our students take their final assessments, let’s look through the eyes of evidence based teaching - what does the final summative evidence tell us about how we are doing in giving students our time, experience, support, and the support of the team to get them to where they need to go? This isn’t their TEST time, it is ours - yours, mine, and the Board’s…our student results will reflect who we are as a system. Good luck to each of us and all our kids.    


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