Cold Spring School District is committed to continuing the work conducted by its
teachers in the preparation of curriculum, design of instructional lessons, and development of engaging delivery of cognitively rich and challenging content that is accessible by all students including English learners, children living in poverty, advanced learners and students with disabilities. The students at Cold Spring School District continue to perform in the top tier on the CAASPP in both English Language Arts and Mathematics. The high summative test scores can be attributed to teachers using their formative assessment data to monitor and adjust their instruction daily. The superintendent/principal progress monitors with teachers, students and parents to ensure all students make substantial progress toward meeting their quarterly benchmark goals and strive to improve. Students are aware of their learning trajectory as teachers give all students a copy of their Renaissance Learning STAR Reading and STAR Math baseline and benchmark growth report. The entire school community is committed to having a systematic approach to teaching and learning, which continues to result in high student learning
A 2017-2018 Professional Learning plan was created to provide support to teachers around the following school wide priority goals:
- Improving School Culture and Climate
- Improving our Practices
- Implementing the Common Core State Standards and Next Generation State Standards
The Professional Learning Plan is designed to address Mathematics, Science, Technology, English Language Arts, Social/Emotional Development and Assessments to support Transitional Kindergarten through Sixth grade students. The plan is committed to creating coherence and comprehensiveness throughout all classrooms district-wide by grade level through high functioning professional learning communities. These vital factors will contribute to a greater impact on increasing student achievement and sustainable substantial change among those who serve them.
The comprehensive professional development plan is developed with input recorded in the February 2017 Stakeholder Input Report, as well as the Needs Assessment survey the Superintendent/Principal sent to teachers and staff in July 2017. The comprehensive professional development plan is aligned to the Cold Spring School District LCAP and is created with the pedagogy to encourage and support teachers in giving them the tools and strategies to inspire their students to think differently by inspiring creativity.
The great teachers and staff within the Cold Spring School District are committed to learning, teaching, leading and learning again. They recognize these attributes are necessary in creating a culture of community that fosters individuality, creativity and possibility. Teachers and administration engage in weekly after school content specific learning communities around the focus goals for student learning for the TK-2, 3-6 grade level strands. These weekly meetings begin at 2:30pm and occur every Wednesday.
The California Dashboard is an online tool designed to help communities across the state access important information about K-12 districts and schools. The Dashboard features easy-to-read reports on multiple measures of school success. The Dashboard is just one step in a series of major shifts in public education, changes that have raised the bar for student learning, transformed testing, and increased the focus on equity.
The Local Control and Accountability Plan or LCAP is a critical part of California’s new Local Control Funding Formula (LCFF). It is a three-year, district-level plan that is updated annually. The plan describes the school district’s key goals for students as well as the specific actions (with expenditures) the district will take to achieve the goals and the means (metrics) used to measure progress.
The LCAP addresses the needs of all students, including specific student groups, and all districts must specifically address English learners, foster youth, and low-income students. In addition, the LCAP must address the state of California's eight priority areas that include student academic achievement, school climate, student access to a broad curriculum, and parent engagement. To read the current Local Control Accountability Plan (LCAP) click here.