Kids to earn awards for CSAP

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."

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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
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