The Bronxville Promise continues to guide our work as we weave four dispositions into our programs, services, and student activities - thinking critically, innovating, leading, and engaging the world.
How do we know if we are making progress on this journey? Like other schools, we gather and analyze a lot of data based on state tests. These tests are important and useful, but they are only one piece of the puzzle. The voice of the student is a key aspect of our overall assessment framework, and we listen to that voice in many ways, both formal and informal, quantitative and qualitative. This year we have planned two additional approaches: (1) PISA for Schools (for fifteen year olds) will provide us with international achievement benchmarks and comparisons with our 2012 results; and (2) the Stanford Challenge/Success survey will help us monitor well-being and sources of stress in our learning environment for all students in grades 6-12.
This year you can also expect to see further integration of technology with instruction, project-based learning units that promote deeper inquiry, and more sustained attention to writing. Bronxville is a great place to learn, and we invite your active participation along the way.
David F. Quattrone
Superintendent of Schools