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Testing To Be Explained at CCAC's Jan. 4 Meeting

District 15 administers as many as 10 different standardized tests to different groups of students. Its Community Curriculum Advisory Council will explain those assessments during its next meeting.

Throughout the school year, District 15 administers as many as 10 different standardized tests to different groups of students.

Now, the District’s new Community Curriculum Advisory Council (CCAC) is set to explain those assessments during next meeting, which will be held Wednesday, January 4, at 7 p.m. in the cafeteria at Winston Campus, 900 E. Palatine Road, Palatine.

During its first meeting, the CCAC introduced the District’s instructional program and presented snapshots of a student’s day. During Its second meeting, the CCAC explained the state’s new “Common Core” standards.

The CCAC includes representation from across the District, and it is charged with providing input in a cooperative spirit about the curriculum improvement process in District 15. The District created the CCAC as a result of its Navigate15 community engagement session on World-Class Curriculum. When that topic generated such a tremendous amount of interest among parents and community members, the District saw a great opportunity to continue raising awareness of its instructional program and to continue working with the community to improve its curriculum by developing the council.

CCAC meetings are open to the public, and the entire District 15 community is invited to attend them.

2011-12 CCAC Meeting Schedule

January 4—7 p.m., Winston Campus

February 22—7 p.m., Joseph M. Kiszka Educational Service Center, 580 N. 1st Bank Drive, Palatine

April 4—7 p.m., Winston Campus

For more information, contact Mary Zarr, assistant superintendent for curriculum, special services, and school improvement, at 847-963-3106 or zarrm@ccsd15.net.

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