Syracuse City School District Awarded $200,000 Teaching is the Core Grant by New York State Education Department

     Published on 6/1/15   Tagged under:    District News   

The Syracuse City School District is one of 31 awardees across New York State to receive grant funds under New York State’s “Teaching is the Core” initiative.  The $200,000 grant will support the district in its efforts to improve the quality of its educational assessments and reduce the number of assessments that do not contribute directly to teaching and learning.
"Educational assessments are an important piece of the learning process: what's most important is creating and administering high-quality assessments that allow teachers to better target instruction to increase individual student learning and parents to know exactly how their child is performing,” said Sharon Contreras, Superintendent, Syracuse City Schools.  “Through this grant-funded partnership with Education First, we are positioning the Syracuse City School District as leaders in streamlining our use of assessments, including authentic performance tasks, to strengthen this focus on student achievement and growth."
Education First will serve as the district’s technical partner.  They will assist the district in reviewing current assessments, developing and implementing an action plan and assist in ongoing professional development training for teachers and leaders with a focus on assessments.

The District's Teaching is the Core Action Plan is available by clicking here.