The third rotation of the word study pilot began on Tuesday, March 22nd. The Word Study Team met and scored the materials they used during the second rotation and received materials for their last rotation. They will teach with these materials through May 9th. We will meet again as a team for the final rubric scoring on Tuesday, May 15th. At that point, we will be waiting to set another meeting until we can get all of the data back from the Iowa Reading Research Center, including student scores from the assessments and fidelity checks. We will keep everyone updated as the timeline develops, but we do not have a firm date yet. We anticipate that we will have all of the data back in late May.

We have had some requests for clarification about how the community feedback forms will be used in the final decision.  We are collecting both quantitative and qualitative data throughout the pilot. The quantitative data (student assessment data, rubric scores, teacher survey, admin survey, and survey from parents of pilot students) are broken down by specific percentages (here’s a link to the earlier post with those numbers). The qualitative data, including the community feedback comments, teacher comments, and administrator comments will also be read and considered by the administrative team. While we are hoping the quantitative data will paint a very clear picture, we may need to rely more heavily on the qualitative data should that not be the case.

Thanks for continued support during this process!