Successful numbers

Successful numbers



By Liz Sullivan

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Students at the seven Drexel School System schools sure know how to count and handle many mathematic situations.

Results from the recent STAR Assessment, Math testing proves it.

Drexel School System schools averaged Math Percentiles range from 75-85 percent better than the national average. Overall, Drexel School System students outperformed 80 percent of the nation, according to the System average on the Fall assessment.

STAR is a standardized, computer-adaptive assessment created by Renaissance Learning, Inc., for use in K-12 education.

“We know when a child is actively engaged in his/her learning,” said Tara Rolle, Ed.D., Diocese of San Jose Assistant Superintendent, Drexel Schools, “and the school system is deeply committed to using data to drive instruction, outstanding education takes place.”

Rolle credited this success to the integration of technology with the station-rotation model of academics and Blended Learning, which targets student learning objectives and differentiates instruction to meet the needs of each individual student.

“The Drexel School System is setting the standard for data-responsive curriculum that is designed to challenge and engage each individual student. The data speaks for itself,” she said.

The seven schools that comprise the Drexel School System are: Catholic Academy of Sunnyvale; Holy Spirit, San Jose; Most Holy Trinity, San Jose; Resurrection School, Sunnyvale; Saint Clare School, Santa Clara; Saint Joseph School, Mountain View and Saint Patrick School, San Jose.

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