In Fall 2012, the school implemented Performance Series, a standardized testing method that drives instruction for each child, each day. All students are tested in Fall and Spring of each school year. Additional testing may be done throughout the year if deemed necessary.
Performance Series testing details the students’ strengths and areas of growth. Rather than just receiving an overall score (and often months later as is the case with most standardized tests), assessment results are instant and detailed – down to “needs to work on adding fractions.”
As we assess each student, we are also committed to meeting the needs of each student. SCCS effectively meets the needs of high-end learners with accelerated opportunities. Mrs. Peggy Doeksen, offering 30+ years of working with gifted and talented students, serves students in grades K-8. Likewise, we are known for our commitment to making huge strides with students who come to us with a variety of learning challenges. Mrs. Julie Glaser, Special Services Coordinator, works with District #834 and our internal teaching staff to determine individual learning plans for students with special needs.