Schools may choose to describe up to two additional pieces of information about how their school is supporting students. These self-reported indicators are not factored into school accountability calculations but provide the opportunity for schools to highlight successful programs or practices in addition to the indicators included in school accountability.
EQUITABLE EDUCATIONAL OPPORTUNITIES
WIDA Assessment Growth
James Madison Elementary is fortunate to have a diverse population of K-6th grade students. 50% of our student population are multilingual learners. Each year, these students are assessed for growth in their English Language proficiency using the WIDA assessment. We were excited to see all levels of multilingual learners show growth in their proficiency. Increased English language proficiency means increased academic performance and self esteem at school. We are so proud of our students and teachers for making this happen. We are looking forward to students making even more progress in the 22-23 school year!
Social Emotional Learning
James Madison students aren’t just learning basic academic skills. They are learning to be empowered and self-motivated learners. Our James Madison 3-5th grade students increased in self efficacy, as determined by social and emotional surveys given to students throughout the school year. Specifically, students increased their confidence in their ability to learn. Throughout the school year, all teachers worked hard to implement daily lessons in social and emotional wellness. In addition, the school counselor taught monthly lessons with each class. Knowing how to learn and knowing they are capable of learning at high levels prepares our students to feel positive and succeed in all they do! James Madison 6th grade students demonstrated growth in positive feelings towards themselves and their learning. Small group lessons were had for our most at risk 6th grade students. Daily check in took place to ensure students have a positive relationship with faculty and staff. In addition, structured recess activities were implemented to help foster greater social skills. Our students receive a well-rounded education for social, emotional, and academic learning at James Madison.