ERIC Number: ED568354
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2015-Nov
Reference Count: N/A
Our Lady of Hungary Catholic School, Indiana. School Achieves Double-Digit Growth with the Help of Interim and Classroom Formative Assessment Data. Case Study: Measures of Academic Progress & Professional Development.
Northwest Evaluation Association
In 2014, South Bend's Our Lady of Hungary Catholic School welcomed its third principal in four years: Kevin Goralczyk, an Indiana native and seasoned educator. Together with the parish's pastor, Reverend Kevin Bauman, Principal Goralczyk began exploring how OLH could raise its pre-K-8 student achievement and better support teachers and staff serving a fast-changing school population. Both leaders looked for solutions aligned with their school's "Excellence for Everyone" mantra, which led them to partner with Northwest Evaluation Association™ (NWEA™). The school saw significant changes during their first year using Measures of Academic Progress® (MAP®) interim assessments, Children's Progress Academic Assessment™ (CPAA™) early learning skills assessment, and NWEA professional development focused on classroom formative assessment strategies. Student growth accelerated, teachers' skills strengthened, and students become more engaged with their personal learning journeys.
Descriptors: Catholic Schools, School Turnaround, School Administration, Formative Evaluation, Educational Improvement, Achievement Gains, Case Studies, Faculty Development, Outcome Measures, School Effectiveness, Change Strategies
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Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: Elementary Education; Middle Schools
Authoring Institution: Northwest Evaluation Association
Identifiers - Location: Indiana