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A school with a nonstop review compass that starts with kindergarten or pre-K and ... Progressively include more instructors amid the school day. Step by step include more class taking alternatives ...
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Salt Lake City School District K-8 Schools: Exploring A Choice for the Future Salt Lake City School District 801-578-8305 http://www.slc.k12.ut.us/schools/k8/

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Beacon Heights Dilworth Highland Park Nibley Park Whittier Indian Hills ( 1/2 Hillside, ½ Clayton) Bonneville Emerson Hawthorne Lincoln Uintah Who\'s Involved? Slope, Clayton, and Their Feeders Salt Lake City School District 801-578-8305 http://www.slc.k12.ut.us/schools/k8/

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What is a K-8 School? A school with a consistent evaluation traverse that starts with kindergarten or pre-K and finishes after the 8 th grade. David Hough Editor, Research in Middle Education Salt Lake City School District 801-578-8305 http://www.slc.k12.ut.us/schools/k8/

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Why is SLCSD Considering K-8? Ebb and flow research on K-8 schools Consistent with Student Achievement Plan National move toward reconsidering center evaluations Rebuilding Opportunity SLCSD enlistment information Salt Lake City School District 801-578-8305 http://www.slc.k12.ut.us/schools/k8/

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SLCSD Student Achievement Plan Choice Initiatives : (Essential #6) "Families and understudies have an assortment of school or program decisions including neighborhood schools, institutes, magnets, and discretionary projects". Salt Lake City School District 801-578-8305 http://www.slc.k12.ut.us/schools/k8/

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SLCSD Data Over 5 years, SLCSD 7 th grade enlistment is down 7-13% contrasted with 6 th grade. 7 th – 8 th grade enlistment drops 2-3%. 9 th grade enlistment makes slight additions. Locale enlistment down ~1% yearly. Decision choices have been appeared to draw in and hold understudies . Salt Lake City School District 801-578-8305 http://www.slc.k12.ut.us/schools/k8/

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Transition Year Enrollments: Numbers of Students Enrolled in Grades 6, 7 & 9 in SLCSD Salt Lake City School District 801-578-8305 http://www.slc.k12.ut.us/schools/k8/

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What Can a K-8 School Look Like? Some data from an overview of K-8 and Middle Schools, 2004.

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Structure of a K-8 School Day: 5 th grade – frequently in an independent classroom (like current settings) 6 th grade – blend of single classroom, uniform periods, and adaptable piece plans *K-8 schools can offer more choices for 5 th and 6 th graders relying upon the outline of the day ** Programs and Practices in K-8 Schools (2004) Salt Lake City School District 801-578-8305 http://www.slc.k12.ut.us/schools/k8/

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Structure of a K-8 School Day: 7 th and 8 th grade – 74 % in uniform periods, 21 % in adaptable square timetables ** Programs and Practices in K-8 Schools (2004) Salt Lake City School District 801-578-8305 http://www.slc.k12.ut.us/schools/k8/

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Facts about K-8 Schools: Your school would keep your 6 th graders to wind up the 7 th grade class Those same children would turn into the 8 th graders one year from now Not as a matter of course numerous students from another school – just neighborhood kids Salt Lake City School District 801-578-8305 http://www.slc.k12.ut.us/schools/k8/

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Facts about K-8 Schools: 5 th through 8 th graders will: Gradually include more instructors amid the school day Gradually include more class taking choices in their calendars Salt Lake City School District 801-578-8305 http://www.slc.k12.ut.us/schools/k8/

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Facts about K-8 Schools: Benefits for children and guardians: Long-term associations with educators Students stay nearer to home Same school plan as more youthful kin Familiar building Salt Lake City School District 801-578-8305 http://www.slc.k12.ut.us/schools/k8/

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RAND Corporation (Largest Educational Think-Tank in the US): "Wonder Years" Report Positive Findings: Test scores marginally up for 13 yr. olds Achievement hole shutting somewhat Promising center school hones accessible Salt Lake City School District 801-578-8305 http://www.slc.k12.ut.us/schools/k8/

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RAND Corporation "Wonder Years" Report: Issues of Concern: Mismatch between MS practices and methods of insight Lack of normal arranging times Lack of counseling periods By center school, U.S. understudy accomplishment lingers behind different nations Salt Lake City School District 801-578-8305 http://www.slc.k12.ut.us/schools/k8/

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RAND Corporation "Wonder Years" report: Six Recommendations Made: Reconsider remain solitary center schools to diminish moves Offer intercessions for least performing understudies Adopt extensive disciplinary models concentrated on counteractive action Salt Lake City School District 801-578-8305 http://www.slc.k12.ut.us/schools/k8/

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RAND Corporation "Wonder Years" report: Six Recommendations Made (cont.): Make utilization of demonstrated proficient advancement models for best practices at every level Offer guardians data about instructing and learning objectives Research programs that advance positive school atmosphere and understudy prosperity Salt Lake City School District 801-578-8305 http://www.slc.k12.ut.us/schools/k8/

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What Journal Articles Report: Salt Lake City School District 801-578-8305 http://www.slc.k12.ut.us/schools/k8/

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A Visible Trend … Many Large regions are executing K-8 grade arrangements, including: Cleveland, Denver, Phoenix, Philadelphia, and Milwaukee. Expressed Reasons: Enhance Academic Performance Improve Behavior Increase participation K-8 Bunch, District Administration 2005. Salt Lake City School District 801-578-8305 http://www.slc.k12.ut.us/schools/k8/

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One Journal Summary: Many educational systems leading their own particular exploration are discovering understudies in evaluations 6, 7 and 8 who go to K-8 schools… are scoring higher than their partners in other evaluation traverse schools as measured by institutionalized and state appraisal exams. D. Hough, 2005 Salt Lake City School District 801-578-8305 http://www.slc.k12.ut.us/schools/k8/

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K-8 Schools: Potential Advantages, Concerns & Design Issues Salt Lake City School District 801-578-8305 http://www.slc.k12.ut.us/schools/k8/

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Potential Advantages of K-8 Schools Data demonstrates that less moves = better understudy outcomes Early research pointers of higher understudy achievement Parental contribution stays higher K-8 schools can frequently better execute the genuine center school reasoning Students surely understood over a more extended period Salt Lake City School District 801-578-8305 http://www.slc.k12.ut.us/schools/k8/

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Other Potential Advantages: Facilitates educator teaming and arranging Advanced choices for more youthful understudies Additional games opportunities conceivable Cross-age coaching Flexible planning for all understudies Salt Lake City School District 801-578-8305 http://www.slc.k12.ut.us/schools/k8/

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Parent Concerns When Considering K-8 Schools Social, passionate, scholastic contrasts Schedule choices – classes and building Difference between K-5 and 6-8 rationality Middle evaluation understudies connecting with more youthful students K-8 readiness for secondary school Don\'t get the chance to encounter propelled exercises Salt Lake City School District 801-578-8305 http://www.slc.k12.ut.us/schools/k8/

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Issues for K-8 Design Consideration: Choices must be made in the structure of a K-8 school considering : Student contrasts at every level Organization of electives and required courses Advanced choices for understudies Best practices at both basic and center school levels Building re-fitting needs Salt Lake City School District 801-578-8305 http://www.slc.k12.ut.us/schools/k8/

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Exploring K-8 Schools: Strategies Involve all partners Read grade setup writing Research locale with the same structure Consider best fit with group values Thoughtful thought Salt Lake City School District 801-578-8305 http://www.slc.k12.ut.us/schools/k8/

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New K-8 Website Address: http://www.slc.k12.ut.us/schools/k8/Visit the webpage to take in more about K-8 schools, discover articles for your group, and keep ebb and flow on gatherings and dates. Salt Lake City School District 801-578-8305 http://www.slc.k12.ut.us/schools/k8/

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Questions: Please round out the poll gave and come back to colleagues. Salt Lake City School District 801-578-8305 http://www.slc.k12.ut.us/schools/k8/

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