Major Goals for the No Child Left Behind Act (NCLB)
Goal 1: By 2013-2014, all students will reach high standards, at a minimum attaining proficiency or better in reading/language arts and mathematics.
Goal 2: By 2013-2014, all students will be proficient in reading by the end of the third grade.
Goal 3: All limited English proficient students will become proficient in English and reach high academic standards, at a minimum attaining proficiency or better in reading/language arts and mathematics.
Goal 4: By 2005-2006, all students will be taught by highly qualified teachers.
Goal 5: All students will graduate from high school.
Peabody Public Schools will:
a) focus on high standards and expectations for all students.
b) implement instructional changes that will implement with greater impact the Guiding Principle of the Curriculum Frameworks.
c) include Title I staff in the planning, assessing and decision-making relative to curriculum and instruction.
d) service children in pre-kindergarten to grade five in building a strong foundation for proficiency in Reading/ELA and Mathematics.
e) service children with limited English skills until they are proficient in Reading/ELA and Mathematics.
f) provide continued Reading/ELA and Mathematics support to students in grades 3-5 to ensure proficient skills.
g) service homeless children to help fill any academic gaps until they are proficient in Reading/ELA and Mathematics.
h) continue to hire and provide training to highly qualified teachers.
Determining the Needs of Students at Targeted Assistance Schools (Brown School)
During the school year, all students at targeted assistance schools are assessed in Reading/ELA (English Language Arts)skills. The tools used to assess students are: the Rigby Comprehension Test, the DIBELS early literacy test, as well as other locally constructed instruments.
The performance of all students attending targeted assistance schools are assessed in complex skills and challenging subject matter in Reading/ELA in grades K to 2.