The N.C. State Board of Education released preliminary performance data for state schools this month. CHCCS scored above the state average in almost every category, but the district hopes to help certain groups, including minorities and students with disabilities, perform better.
“Our goals continue to be higher in that we simply want every student to demonstrate proficiency and to graduate on time,” said CHCCS Superintendent Tom Forcella in a press release. “We will continue focusing on instructional excellence to reach that goal.”
To help all students perform better, the district is contracting Learning-Focused, a Boone-based company that helps schools adopt more effective teaching strategies by providing training and support for teachers and administrators.
The company’s strategies include increased student writing in the classroom and backward planning, a strategy that identifies what students should know by the end of a section and giving assignments that match up with the curriculum standard.