WSLA is celebrating the 2016 School of Distinction awards in our academy!
Freeman Elementary (Year 3)
Tekoa Elementary (Year 3)
Clover Park-several schools see list (Year 2)
Dayton Middle School (Year 1)
Ritzville Grade School (Year 1 and 2016 grad)
Toledo Elementary (2016 grad)
These current and recent WSLA member districts and schools were notified recently of the recognition by the Center for Educational Effectiveness(CEE) and their partner organizations that have recognized schools all over the state for continuous and substantive and sustained improvement in English language arts and math over a five-year period.
Now in its 9th year, the School of Distinction (SOD) awards were created in the summer of 2007 to recognize the highest improving schools in Washington State. The awards are not intended as a replacement for state and federal accountability measures of school performance, but rather as a supplemental measure to recognize and celebrate school staff, students, and leaders who improve performance for all students over a sustained period of time in reading/English language arts (ELA) and mathematics. With the spring 2015 Smarter Balanced Assessments, we are presented with some challenges in celebrating sustained improvement. This paper presents the CEE’s approach to the 2016 SOD awards.
2016 School of Distinction Award Winners (WA State)