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The Summit School Launches AimswebPlus – Data Confirms Majority Of Summit Students Exceed National Norms for Average Rate of Improvement.

Mon. 05/20/2019

The Summit School is a leader in educating students with dyslexia and other learning differences to their full potential. Summit empowers students and prepares them for success in high school and beyond. Now in its 30th year The Summit School remains committed to:

  • Providing the best possible learning environment for our students: We will continue to build, repurpose and reinvent to stay one step ahead of the needs of our students.
  • Delivering an individualized, researched based curriculum: We want our students to build important academic skills and self-awareness, to understand that we all learn differently.
  • Supporting our experienced and highly motivated educators: Educators are the most important factor in student learning. We will continue to invest in our teachers and help them grow professionally to develop their expertise.

As part of our commitment, The Summit School is pleased to announce we are adding a new assessment and reporting tool called aimswebPlus. Dr. Joan Mele-McCarthy, The Summit School Executive Director said, “aimswebPlus provides the best possible data, in the shortest amount of time, ensuring that the focus stays on educating. This tool links assessment to instruction. Our students have unique learning profiles and this tool helps us conduct sensitive progress monitoring to determine growth toward individual goals.  We know if our daily instructional decisions are working and if not, what needs to be changed.”

The Summit School just concluded a year-long beta test and the results are in: aimswebPlus is a valuable tool in helping understand how students are performing. “We are delivering individualized, researched-based curriculum with data that validates and supports our teachers,” said Dr. McCarthy. The year-long beta test also confirmed that the majority of Summit students are exceeding national norms for average rate of improvement. Not just compared to their peers with learning differences but for ALL children.

Recently, grade level results were presented to Summit parents who wholeheartedly embraced both the progress monitoring and results. Parents are looking forward to end-of-year conferences during which comprehensive results will be discussed. For those considering enrolling their child at The Summit School, aimswebPlus will be used to benchmark and progress monitor, identifying areas of both risk and growth. Progress to individual goals supported by “real-time” data is one way The Summit School ensures that students are prepared for success in high school and beyond.

About The Summit School – The Summit School was founded to serve children, grades 1-8, with dyslexia and other learning differences. The Summit School has an incredible record of helping children become successful learners. The core of Summit’s program incorporates: highly trained teachers, research-based instruction, hands-on, multi-sensory learning and small class sizes. For more information about The Summit School and Summit Resource Center please visit www.thesummitschool.org.

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