Springfield City School District - Digital Promise

Springfield City School District

7,400

Number of Students

100%

Free and Reduced Lunch

100%

Students with Access to High Speed Broadband

100%

K-12 Students with Access to a Personal School-provided Device (1:1)

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Selection of high quality curriculum and extended application opportunities: Wit & Wisdom English Language Arts Curriculum (K-8) allows all students to learn about the world by reading texts that share essential scientific, historical or literary content—and that are rich in content-area and academic vocabulary. When students master this vocabulary, they build knowledge that applies to their study of additional subjects and supports their comprehension of increasingly more complex texts. Rigorous, challenging and grade-level texts are provided to all students, with intentional planning around access.

Inspiring the next generation of innovators: TECHFIT (Teaching Engineering Concepts to Harness Future Innovators and Technologists) seeks to spark STEM interest in middle school children by demonstrating the impact information and technology have on our world and inspiring this next generation of innovators to design and implement technology-based fitness games to get people moving and having fun while simultaneously and positively improving their health. TECHFIT is made possible through two grants from the National Science Foundation and strong industry partnerships.

Systemic equity work and social emotional learning: SCSD currently utilizes Panorama Education as a platform as an early warning system, an evidence based intervention menu, a collaboration and progress monitoring tool, and a district-wide reporting system. Panorama’s “playbook” provides actionable and adaptable lessons created by expert partners to address both social emotional needs, as well as identified academic concerns. By screening students’ three times a year, teams are able to analyze SEL and academic data to determine next steps in providing equitable access and instruction to all students.

Reevaluating grading practices: SCSD is currently engaged in the examination of district grading practices and piloting practices that align with standards-based grading. Effective feedback is one of the most important impacts on student achievement and grading is a critical part of feedback. When grading practices are improved, there is a consequent improvement in student achievement, classroom climate, school discipline, increased elective offerings, and teacher morale. Through the Fair and Accurate Grading Task Force, the district will provide equitable practices that allow all students to experience success in grade level curriculum.


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