Ascension Parish School Board

Weekly Updates

Weekly Update for March 18, 2016

 

A roundup of news and job openings for Ascension Public Schools
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Weekly Update

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Good luck to the 2016 Ascension Idol contestants who will compete at 7 p.m. tonight at the Gonzales Civic Center: Aniya Ally, Dutchtown High; Brooklyn Burt, Central Middle; Hannah Chiquelin, St. Amant High; Lauren Delhaye, St. Amant High; Maya Fernbaugh, RPCC/Dutchtown; Emily Galeano, Dutchtown High; Tyler Gremillion, St. Amant High; Bobbie Leigh Henderson, St. Amant High; Taye-Rafael Jackson, RPCC/Donaldsonville; Caydence Lachney, Dutchtown Middle; Kyla O’Deay, Prairieville Middle; Ariana Robinson, Dutchtown High; Katelyn Roper, Lake Elementary; Cameron Soulier, East Ascension High; Baylee Sullivan, Dutchtown High; and Avery White, St. Amant High

LOCAL NEWS

STATE EDUCATION NEWS

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BOND PUBLIC FORUMS


The last public forum to learn about the school construction bond will be held at 6 p.m. on Monday, Mar. 21st at East Ascension High School. Visit www.apsb.org/2016bond to learn more.

RECENT JOB OPENINGS

  • TAP Master Teachers
  • Teachers
  • Special Education Teacher
  • Teach Ascension Candidates
  • School Food Service Technicians
Click here to see all open positions
 
UPCOMING EVENTS/CAMPS
EA Cheerleader Mini Camp: JUNE 20-JUNE 24
EA Spartanette Dance Camp: JUNE 27-JULY 1
 

WELCOME TO THE MARCH EDITION OF ED-CONNECT

Welcome to this edition of Ed-Connect. This month you will find helpful information to support classroom instruction and upcoming state assessments. Also, please don't forget to save-the-date for the Teacher Leader Summit which will take place in New Orleans June 1-3.


2016-2017 LOUISIANA STUDENT STANDARDS FOR ELA AND MATH

Over the past ten months, Louisiana has undergone a professional review of the state's academic content standards for English language arts and mathematics to ensure that they maintain strong expectations for teaching and learning and that they continue to prepare students to successfully transition to postsecondary education and the workplace.

In February 2016, the standards review committee voted to approve the proposed new Louisiana Student Standards for English language arts (ELA) and mathematics; these standards were subsequently approved by the Board of Elementary and Secondary Education in their meeting on March 4, 2016.

Email louisianastandards@la.gov with questions. 


DOWNLOAD 2015-2016 ASSESSMENT RESOURCES

  • LEAP Assessment Guides: The LEAP Assessment Guides provide teachers with information about test design, test scheduling, and test features.
  • Online Testing Tools (OTT): The Online Tools Training, available within INSIGHT, is a great way to help teachers and grade 3-8 students practice using the online tools that are available for all students when taking the ELA and math LEAP tests online. It is imperative that students who are taking the LEAP online this year practice using these tools before the actual testing window. Students who are not taking the LEAP online this year should also become familiar with these tools in preparation for next year.
  • Online Practice Test: The grades 3-8 ELA and math online practice tests, available within INSIGHT, help teachers and students become familiar with the format and content of the tests prior to engaging in the operational assessments. Teachers can find answer sheets and scoring guides here. The Online Practice Test Overview covers the online practice tests and steps required for preparation, administration, and scoring.
  • Paper Practice Tests: The ELA and math Paper Practice Tests and Scoring Guides help teachers and students become familiar with the LEAP ELA and math assessments. The LEAP ELA Practice Test Guidance and LEAP Math Practice Test Guidance provide guidance to grades 3-8 teachers on how they can use the practice tests to support their instructional goals.

Please contact assessment@la.gov with questions.  


2016 TEACHER LEADER SUMMIT

The 2016 Teacher Leader Summit will be held at the Morial Convention Center in New Orleans from June 1 through June 3, 2016.

  • The Department is currently looking for knowledgeable educators to share their resources and best practices with others around the state by designing and facilitating a session at the 2016 Teacher Leader Summit. Click here to apply to lead a session. Applications must be submitted by Friday, April 1.

Please contact louisianateacherleaders@la.gov with questions about these events.

 
 
 
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