Greeley - Evans School District Six' developed a 65 page "Comprehensive Accountability System". The CAS report lists extrinsic rewards for students who do well on CSAP! Never mind that according to Alfie Kohn, author of Punished by Rewards,
- "Both rewards and punishments are ways of manipulating behavior that destroy the potential for real learning. Instead, he advocates providing an engaging curriculum and a caring atmosphere "so kids can act on their natural desire to find out."
Before the official adoption of the CAS report school board member Judy Kron said:
- “I am pleased and proud that we are bringing this document forward tonight. It’s exciting for the district that we not only have a strategic plan but now also this accountability plan.”
And the Gold Award goes to…..
"students scoring “Advanced” on all CSAP content areas."
Silver Award - For students who score “Advanced” on any CSAP content area
Bronze Award -For students moving up one proficiency level or more in any content area
For schools there is the (what else?)
“Success, No Excuses” Achievement Award - [if they] improve on all districtwide student achievement indicators for all CSAP assessments
Each school will develop a recognition program that awards individual students for learning or behaviors that contribute positively to the district-wide indicators. Some examples are:
- academic excellence
- academic improvement
- student engagement
- student behavior and attendance
- caring and concern
Should the support system.. not result in improvement of a school or department, the following sanctions could be applied.
- Increased oversight
- Change in leadership
- Reconstitution of staff
- Reorganization of department or school; school closure