The Clinton Herald, Clinton, Iowa

Local Schools

October 30, 2013

River Bend staff preparing for common core

(Continued)

Now that Schipper and Tennyson have provided the board with the training session schedules, Fish requested that some type of survey be used to gauge the success of the programs and the confidence levels of the teachers.

“I would like to see (that) we’re 80 percent done or 60 percent done. Maybe it’s none of my business, but I don’t feel comfortable yet,” Fish said.

According to River Bend Superintendent Chuck Holliday, a series of anonymous surveys has been filed by the teachers who have participated in the training, giving the board an opportunity to see how they are handling the training.

Although the surveys do give the board a chance to see how the sessions are providing for the district, Schipper said the common core training is an ongoing challenge that is not easily documented.

“The work will probably never be done,” Schipper said. “Instead of going a mile wide and an inch deep, were going a mile deep.”

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