I blogged recently about our testing data and my initial reaction, disappointed that the data wasn't representative of the work we did last year. Having had some time to become less emotional about it, I decided to not play the victim to the data and to go out and find the data that would reflect our work. As we tell our school story, this is the data I hope you decide to use when you tell others about our school and the work we are doing:
When people ask you what we are up to at Dexter Park, you can tell them that we are working in school where ALL of our students are making progress. You can point to this data that proves we mean it when we say "Every Child. Every Day.". This data shows the immediate impact you all have made in only year's time for a population of students who, across the country, deserve better. You are doing the real work, the important work. I am proud of this data and I am proud of all of you. Keep moving the bus forward!