First of all, thank you to everyone who attended our State of the Schools events – IGNITE – last week. It was wonderful to see so many partners in education actively engaged and empowered at a district event.
I am proud to host our first Assessment and Accountability Summit. This inaugural event will be the first opportunity for us as a community, to work together and partner on issues that directly impact our students. We must stand-up for Hilliard students; we must be advocates for the children of our community. The proliferation of mandated assessments has reached a tipping point; it is up to us as a community to chart our course for the future.
On Tuesday, November 18th at 7:00 PM we will convene in the Weaver Middle School Commons to talk about this important issue. I believe we have two tasks for November 18th – we must chart a short term course of action and we must commit to a longer conversation about what we’d like from assessments in the future. This is a complex issue – we won’t find a solution in one meeting.
We know that working together we can accomplish great things for our children. Let’s work together, advocate for young people, and help shape a better future.