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MAP and student goal setting

  Placing students as full participants in their assessment and academic planning has been an ongoing practice across Poway Unified School District’s classrooms. Utilizing the Measures of Academic Progress (MAP) test from the Northwest Evaluation Association (NWEA), the district has been develo

AVID National Demonstration Schools

One of Poway’s college-readiness initiatives is the commitment to seamlessly integrate AVID into all secondary schools. Over the last five years, we have continuously trained teachers in AVID Critical Reading and Writing, which aligns with, and strengthens, our work with California standards. Last y

Grand Jury report

The Grand Jury report lauds Poway Unified School District for accomplishments and  commitments to college readiness for all. A published report titled “College Readiness For All, Gateway to our Students’ Future:  One School District’s Accomplishment” cites, in particular, the past 10 years of succes

White boards (Students thank staff)

Who will you inspire? Blue Valley Unified School District employees received reviews from a very important group: their students. See what they had to say. White boards (Students thank staff) It’s not every day that educators and district personnel get to hear rave reviews from their students. In th

DOTS: Strategic plan in motion

Does a strategic plan really lead to measurable results? It did for the Blue Valley Unified School District. DOTS: Strategic Plan in Motion In 2005, with support from the community, the district launched its first strategic plan, which focused on personalized student learning. Five years later, the

Plano success stories

Discover what this Texas district is doing to give students more choices when it comes to their education, as well as see how offering advanced academic courses and programs has resulted in greater post-secondary readiness. Class of 2012 Post-Secondary Readiness More Plano ISD students took college