Archuleta School District 50 Jt. understands the importance good assessments have on student learning and improved classroom practice. In recent years, there has been an increase in mandated testing serving state and federal accountability requirements. While Archuleta School District 50 Jt.. understands the importance of accountability, they also understand the impact increased and often meaningless assessments have on student motivation and learning. Involving parents, community members, and staff, the district recently adopted a strategic framework. The framework defines a healthy, Whole Child approach to education. This approach does not diminish the need for academic achievement but recognizes other competencies students need to develop into mature adults and citizens.
Recognizing the importance of assessing more than just academic achievement, federal law Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA), (replaced No Child Left Behind) requires school districts to adopt other measures of student achievement. Understanding the importance of building students assets for success, the district measures student assets through the Developmental Assets Profile. Relying on extensive research, the Developmental Assets Profile was developed by the Search Institute. We encourage parents to review the Development Profile and especially the 40 Development Assets.
|Contact Information:||David H. Hamilton||Assistant Superintendent||970-264-2228 x 405|