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Ms. Penny Loschin, Principal
Office Hours 7:30 - 4:00
School Hours 7:45 - 2:25
Tardy Bell Rings at 7:45
Doors open at 7:20
HOLIDAY READING WITH CURIOUS GEORGE
Parents and children can join Curious George on Tuesday, December 10, 6:00 - 7:30 pm at Bluford Elementary School, 1901 Tuscaloosa St., Greensboro, for holiday reading, along with free pizza, free books, and a bicycle giveaway. To register, visit:
https://parentacademy.gcsnc.com/sites/13FSS14 or call 279-4924
State Releases 2012-13 End-of-Grade, End-of-Course Results
Guilford County Schools released its preliminary 2012-13 End-of-Grade (EOG) and End-of-Course (EOC) scores. New tests, more challenging lessons and higher expectations for students led to a significant – and expected – drop in scores released on Nov. 7 by the N.C. Department of Public Instruction.
The district’s overall performance composite on the new tests was 43.2, which means students showed proficiency on 43.2 percent of all tests taken. A closer look at the data shows 41.1 percent proficiency in EOG reading, 41.6 percent proficiency in EOG math and 45.1 percent proficiency in EOG science. End-of-Course scores showed students were 48.4 percent proficient.
The state results are similar, with an overall performance composite of 44.7.
Our school had an overall composite score of 35.5. Since this is the first year under the new, more difficult state standards, curriculum and tests, the data cannot be compared to previous years’ scores.
Parents should receive their child’s scores later this month. These most recent scores will not affect students' current placement or grades.
We want to make clear that these lower scores do not mean our students lost ground or didn’t learn. It means the state changed the way we determine whether students truly understand the content.
We are now asking our students to dive deeper into each lesson. The new standards focus on analytical-thinking skills and applying what students have learned, rather than simply memorizing information. We think that’s a good thing long-term, but short-term, the results are frustrating.
As a reminder, students in third through eighth grades take End-Of-Grade tests in reading and math; fifth- and eighth-grade students also take EOGs in science. Students who take Algebra I (now called Math I), English I and Biology take End-Of-Course tests.
To learn more about our scores, please visit www.gcsnc.com/2013data.
Dates to Remember
December 16, Rio Bravo Night
Online Free and Reduced Applications for Guilford County Schools
Click HERE to access online forms.
Calling All Volunteers!
Madison needs volunteers. Before you can volunteer in the school, you must register with GCS. Click HERE to go to the Volunteer Registration Log-In. See "Donations and Volunteers" for information about volunteer opportunities at Madison