As part of Race to the Top, New York State has adopted the Common Core Standards. These standards define the knowledge and skills students should have throughout their academic career here at Hoosic Valley.
Use the links below to learn more about these standards and the impact on our classrooms.
August 8, 2013 - The New York State Education Department recently released the 2013 test results for grade 3-8 in ELA and Math. You will notice that more students struggled on this year's test than in previous years. This is due to changes in expectations related to the migration to the Common Core State Standards.
Proficiency rates – the percentage of students meeting or exceeding the standards – on the new Common Core assessments cannot be compared with last year’s proficiency results. This is a new beginning and starting point that will provide better, clearer information to parents, teachers, and principals about what our children know and are able to do. Click here to read the full press release from SED Commissioner King.
Click here to access scores and additional information about the 2013 3-8 testing
DID YOU KNOW HELP IS AVAILABLE?
If you share housing with relatives, friends or others because you lost your housing or have nowhere else to go, you may be covered under the McKinney-Vento Act. Students covered under the Act have the right to stay in the same school and get transportation to school, or immediately enroll in the local school.
Hoosic Valley offers parents and guardians the ability to access student information through the eSchoolData Parent Portal. This portal allows parents to view attendance, transcript, and report cards online. The most useful feature is the ability to monitor grades throughout the marking period. Hopefully, this eliminates any report card surprises and helps parents and students to take corrective action before report cards are issued. The portal is used for students in grades 5-12.