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Accelerated Reader—–  Will start Monday!

The new levels and awards are below!

Accelerated Reader Awards and Levels

Grade Points Award
1 5 Blue Ribbon Reader Hang a Blue Ribbon with   student’s name in the room.
15 Star Reader Hang a Star with student’s   name in the hall.
20 Wall of Fame Photo In Trophy Case
40 Bronze Wall of Fame Name on Banner
70 Silver Wall of Fame Name on Banner
95 Platinum Name on Banner
190 Platinum Plus Name on Banner
?  Level X ?
2 10 Blue Ribbon Reader Hang a Blue Ribbon with students name   in the room.
15 Star Reader Hang a Star with student’s name in the   hall.
25 Wall of Fame Hang a picture of the student in The   hall.
50 Bronze Wall of Fame Note it on the picture
75 Silver Wall of Fame Note it on the picture
100 Platinum Note it on the picture
200 Platinum Plus Extra Special Award
?  Level X ?
3 15   Blue Ribbon Reader Hang   a Blue Ribbon with student’s name in the room.
  25   Star Reader Hang   a Star with student’s name in the hall.
  35   Wall of Fame Hang   a picture of the student in The hall.
  70   Bronze Wall of Fame Note   it on the picture
  105   Silver Wall of Fame Note   it on the picture
  140   Platinum Note   it on the picture
  280   Platinum Plus Extra   Special Award
  ?  Level X ?

Note:  Student must have an 80% overall accuracy at the time of the award.  Students must have an average book level within the first recorded ZPD by the end of the year.  Students should read small books on the high end of their ZPD and big books on the low end. Small books should be read twice.

 

Accelerated Reader Awards and Levels

Grade Points Award
4 15   Blue Ribbon Reader Hang   a Blue Ribbon with student’s name in the room.
  25   Star Reader Hang   a Star with student’s name in the hall.
  35   Wall of Fame Hang   a picture of the student in The hall.
  70   Bronze Wall of Fame Note   it on the picture
  105   Silver Wall of Fame Note   it on the picture
  140   Platinum Note   it on the picture
  280   Platinum Plus Extra   Special Award
  ?  Level X ?
5 15   Blue Ribbon Reader Hang   a Blue Ribbon with student’s name in the room.
  25   Star Reader Hang   a Star with student’s name in the hall.
  35   Wall of Fame Hang   a picture of the student in The hall.
  70   Bronze Wall of Fame Note   it on the picture
  105   Silver Wall of Fame Note   it on the picture
  140   Platinum Note   it on the picture
  280   Platinum Plus Extra   Special Award
?  Level X ?
Whole Class
All Blue Ribbon Certificate From Principal
All Star Reader Certificate From Principal
All Wall of Fame Certificate From Principal

Note:  Student must have an 80% overall accuracy at the time of the award.  Students must have an average book level within the first recorded ZPD by the end of the year.  Students should read small books on the high end of their ZPD and big books on the low end. Small books should be read twice.

Published in: Uncategorized on August 22, 2013 at4:57 pm Comments (0)

    Ironton Elementary

            “The tradition continues with you!

 

 

Dear Ironton Parents,

 

Welcome to the 2013-2014 school year. We are very excited to have you as part of the Ironton Family. Last year Ironton Elementary won the National Championship on www.sumdog.com  in Math! We successfully made all 12 indicators of the Ohio Department of Education report card with an overall grad of “A”!  Our students participated and placed in several academic competitions. The average student at Ironton Elementary read 100 books or more! We have set very high expectations and made plans to guarantee that every student at Ironton will be successful this school year.  Student academic success is the main goal of every staff member at Ironton Elementary. Our mission is to uplift our children to become productive citizens while meeting their dreams, hopes, and ambitions. We ask for your support in this effort by sending your child to school every day, encouraging your child to read at least 30 minutes every evening, monitoring your child’s homework, and asking your child to share what they  have learned at school each day.

 

Logistics:

Class List: Mailed Friday: August 9th

Schedule:

Open/Breakfast: 7:35-7:55 am

Tardy Bell:  8:00 am

Close: 2:00 pm

 

Bus Schedule:  www.tigertown.com

 

Pick Up- Please send a note the first day to let us know if you child is a pick up. Remember that students are signed out of the cafeteria between 2:00- 2:05.  The doors open around 2:05-2:10 pm.

 

Follow the school @

www.tigertown.com

https://twitter.com/JohnMaynard20

http://tigertownprincipal.edublogs.org/

Published in: Uncategorized on August 8, 2013 at7:04 pm Comments (0)

4th Grade Prepares for NAEP!!!!!

NAEP: A Common Yardstick

The National Assessment of Educational Progress (NAEP) is the largest nationally representative and continuing assessment of what America’s students know and can do in various subject areas. Assessments are conducted periodically in mathematics, reading, science, writing, the arts, civics, economics, geography, U.S. history, and beginning in 2014, in Technology and Engineering Literacy (TEL).

Since NAEP assessments are administered uniformly using the same sets of test booklets across the nation, NAEP results serve as a common metric for all states and selected urban districts. The assessment stays essentially the same from year to year, with only carefully documented changes. This permits NAEP to provide a clear picture of student academic progress over time.

As NAEP moves into computer-based assessments, the assessment administration will remain uniform, continuing the importance of NAEP as a common metric. Read more about the future of NAEP assessments.

What NAEP Does—and Doesn’t—Report

NAEP provides results on subject-matter achievement, instructional experiences, and school environment for populations of students (e.g., all fourth-graders) and groups within those populations (e.g., female students, Hispanic students). NAEP does not provide scores for individual students or schools, although state NAEP can report results by selected large urban districts. NAEP results are based on representative samples of students at grades 4, 8, and 12 for the main assessments, or samples of students at ages 9, 13, or 17 years for the long-term trend assessments. These grades and ages were chosen because they represent critical junctures in academic achievement.

There are two NAEP websites: one dealing with the different components of the NAEP assessment and one presenting the results. When NAEP results are reported, they become part of “The Nation’s Report Card.” To find results from a particular assessment quickly, use the table at The Nation’s Report Card website. Now, you can see NAEP results even on the go—download the NAEP Results Mobile App, for Android and iOS.

Who Runs NAEP

The Commissioner of Education Statistics, who heads the National Center for Education Statistics in the U.S. Department of Education, is responsible by law for carrying out the NAEP project. The National Assessment Governing Board, appointed by the Secretary of Education but independent of the Department, sets policy for NAEP and is responsible for developing the framework and test specifications that serve as the blueprint for the assessments. The Governing Board is a bipartisan group whose members include governors, state legislators, local and state school officials, educators, business representatives, and members of the general public. Congress created the 26-member Governing Board in 1988. The NAEP assessment operations are carried out with assistance from contractors.

NAEP Assessments: National, State, TUDA, and Long-Term Trend

National assessments include many subjects, including mathematics, reading, science, writing, the arts, civics, economics, geography, and U.S. history. These assessments follow the frameworks developed by the National Assessment Governing Board, and use the latest advances in assessment methodology. Each subject is assessed at grades 4, 8, and 12—although not all grades are assessed each time.

Four of these subjects (mathematics, reading, science, and writing) are reported also at the state level, usually for grades 4 and 8. For national assessments, students in public and private schools are assessed, but at the state level, assessment is in public schools only.

State assessments began in 1990; results for each participating state may be found using the State Profiles tool. The Trial Urban District Assessment (TUDA) is a multiyear study of the feasibility of a trial district-level NAEP in selected urban districts that is supported by federal appropriations authorized under the No Child Left Behind Act. The first TUDA took place in conjunction with the 2002 state NAEP reading and writing assessments. TUDA again took place in 2003, 2005, 2007, 2009, 2011, and is scheduled for 2013.

The long-term trend (LTT) assessments are given at the national level only, and are administered in a manner that is very different from that used for main NAEP assessments. LTT reports results in mathematics and reading that present trend since the 1970s, and are given every four years. Find out more about how the long-term trend assessments differ from the main assessments.

Published in: Uncategorized on January 17, 2013 at11:54 pm Comments (0)

Celebration and Charity

Celebration and Charity

 

 

I would like to congratulate the 5th grade for being national champions in the “SumDog” competition.  Their hard work and efforts were recognized with a banner and pizza party. In addition, we would like to acknowledge the third grade for doing well on the fall reading test.  Our goal is to have 100% of the students pass by spring.  Therefore, seventy percent is a really great start! Finally, I would like to congratulate all the Wall of Fame Readers!  The trophy case is full and we are going to have to expand!

 

 

Angel Tree

Each year the community of Ironton comes together to help families have a nice holiday season.  We are now ready to receive volunteers to help us with the many needy families on our tree.  Come in and pick a family to help this joyful time of year.

Published in: Uncategorized on November 29, 2012 at3:10 pm Comments (0)

Ironton Elementary Students Compete at a National Level!

A Dedicated Group

 

The students are starting to bloom.  They understand that it takes discipline, dedication, and hard work to improve. Yesterday the entire school showed up to lunch with books!  They did this on their own because they know they have “free time”.

 

FREE TIME = FUN and READING = FUN

 

This program is fun because the students have learned how to meet their goals.  Furthermore, they know that we will celebrate those accomplishments!

National Competition

Now the fever is catching on in Math.  We entered our fifth grade into America’s largest math competition.  Out of over 2 million students and 11,000 schools we are currently ranked 82nd.Our goal is to be in the top 10!  I think we will make it.  We have signed up for the whole series of competitions!  GO TIGERS!

 

Learn More:  www.sumdog.com

Published in: Uncategorized on October 17, 2012 at1:06 pm Comments (0)

Understanding Accelerated Reader

Accelerated Reader

 

       Accelerated Reader is a program that everyone can succeed at.  Students pick books that they have the ability to read.  Each book is worth a set amount of points.  Each student has a set of goals to reach for awards and recognition. To get these awards, they have to obtain a certain amount of points while maintaining an 80% reading accuracy.

 

 

Understanding “AR” points!

  • Points are based on the number of words in a book.
  • Most small books are worth 0.5 points.
  • It usually takes two small books to earn 1 point.

 

Understanding Points Earned for Awards!

  • Points are awarded based on the percentage of correct answers.
  • For example:  “Johnny passed a one point book with 80% accuracy.  Therefore, Johnny will earn 0.8 points.” 

 

 

Want to know more about the awards? Follow the principal’s twitter and blog.

 

Twitter:https://twitter.com/JohnMaynard20

 

Blog:http://tigertownprincipal.edublogs.org/

 

Find a book!  http://www.arbookfind.com

 

Published in: Uncategorized on September 14, 2012 at2:20 pm Comments (0)

AR POINTS AND AWARDS!!!!!!!!!

 

Accelerated Reader Awards and Levels

Grade Points Award
1 10 Blue Ribbon Reader Hang a Blue Ribbon with student’s name   in the room.
15 Star Reader Hang a Star with student’s name in the   hall.
25 Wall of Fame Hang a picture of the student in The   hall.
50 Bronze Wall of Fame Note it on the picture
75 Silver Wall of Fame Note it on the picture
100 Platinum Note it on the picture
200 Platinum Plus Extra Special Award
2 10 Blue Ribbon Reader Hang a Blue Ribbon with students name   in the room.
15 Star Reader Hang a Star with student’s name in the   hall.
25 Wall of Fame Hang a picture of the student in The   hall.
50 Bronze Wall of Fame Note it on the picture
75 Silver Wall of Fame Note it on the picture
100 Platinum Note it on the picture
200 Platinum Plus Extra Special Award
3 15   Blue Ribbon Reader Hang   a Blue Ribbon with student’s name in the room.
  25   Star Reader Hang   a Star with student’s name in the hall.
  35   Wall of Fame Hang   a picture of the student in The hall.
  70   Bronze Wall of Fame Note   it on the picture
  105   Silver Wall of Fame Note   it on the picture
  140   Platinum Note   it on the picture
  280   Platinum Plus Extra   Special Award

Note:  Student must have an 80% overall accuracy at the time of the award.  Students must have an average book level within the first recorded ZPD by the end of the year.  Students should read small books on the high end of their ZPD and big books on the low end. Small books should be read twice.

 

Accelerated Reader Awards and Levels

Grade Points Award
4 15   Blue Ribbon Reader Hang   a Blue Ribbon with student’s name in the room.
  25   Star Reader Hang   a Star with student’s name in the hall.
  35   Wall of Fame Hang   a picture of the student in The hall.
  70   Bronze Wall of Fame Note   it on the picture
  105   Silver Wall of Fame Note   it on the picture
  140   Platinum Note   it on the picture
  280   Platinum Plus Extra   Special Award
     
5 15   Blue Ribbon Reader Hang   a Blue Ribbon with student’s name in the room.
  25   Star Reader Hang   a Star with student’s name in the hall.
  35   Wall of Fame Hang   a picture of the student in The hall.
  70   Bronze Wall of Fame Note   it on the picture
  105   Silver Wall of Fame Note   it on the picture
  140   Platinum Note   it on the picture
  280   Platinum Plus Extra   Special Award
Whole Class
All Blue Ribbon Certificate From Principal
All Star Reader Big Star on Class Door
All Wall of Fame Picture of Whole Class in Hall

Note:  Student must have an 80% overall accuracy at the time of the award.  Students must have an average book level within the first recorded ZPD by the end of the year.  Students should read small books on the high end of their ZPD and big books on the low end. Small books should be read twice.

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Accelerated Reader

It is time to start reading!

Published in: Uncategorized on September 9, 2012 at1:17 pm Comments (0)

Good to see you again!

It was so nice to see my Ironton family again.  The turnout to pick up schedules was tremendous.  However, I felt bad for the group around 7:00 p.m. for having to wait in line.  We need to thank the Middle School teachers that helped us.    They helped us push the line forward!   We took notes and we have a better plan for next year.   I am very excited about Friday!  The students seem eager to get started!

Published in: Uncategorized on August 15, 2012 at1:13 am Comments (0)