Third grade AIG testing is now underway!
expect the 3rd grade CogAT (aptitude screening) to be administered at
the end of September, and this will begin the screening and nomination
process for third graders. I have begun scheduling times for 1st and 2nd
grade Problem Solver groups, but will not meet with these students
until after the initial round of mClass assessments have been completed
at the end of September.
March 6, 2014 "AIG Update" presented at Board of Education meeting
our AIG department director, Robert Waller, and our lead AIG
specialist, Judy McGuire, made a PowerPoint presentation to the Board of
Education. The presentation shared recent data regarding student
achievement, staff development, and funding. Here is the link here so
you can see the complete AIG Update slide show.
A New AIG plan for 2013!
year the AIG staff worked on updating the county AIG plan, which was
approved by the school board over the summer. The new plan is posted on
the Buncombe County website - click here to link
. This year the staff will work on updating AIG curriculum.
Third, fourth and fifth graders in the AIG program should expect to have weekly homework assignments. However, these assignments are optional, because the AIG
program is not intended to make the students do more/extra work.
Usually, homework will be fun and engaging puzzles or brain teasers, so
that kids will want to complete the assignments. I encourage them to
share the work with their families, so feel free to work on it together.
As an added incentive, students will also earn stars in our reward
system for completing assignments.
will be assessed on Creativity & Innovation, Communication &
Collaboration, Critical Thinking & Problem Solving, Initiative &
Self Direction, Quality of Work, and Preparedness. You will receive
updates regarding your student’s progress in these areas at the end of
each nine week marking period. If you have any questions or concerns in
the meantime, or if you would like to schedule a conference, please do
not hesitate to contact me.