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Satus Elementary School

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Parent Resources

Parent Involvement Policy
Section 504 Student Referral Form
Satus Elementary Assessment Summary
Philosophy:
The focus of our teaching is to provide children with those skills they will need to be successful, self sufficient and well adjusted members of society. While we aim to develop every child’s overall physical, social, emotional and intellectual skills, the major part of instruction is dedicated to increasing the development of language, reading, writing and mathematical skills. Each child is viewed as a unique person with varying social and developmental needs that will influence how they learn. Satus Elementary staff embraces each child’s uniqueness and endeavors to meet each child’s needs.

Assessment:
All students are assessed in reading competencies at the beginning, middle, and end of the school year with the Dynamic Indicator of Basic Early Literacy Skills (DIBELS). Grades K-5 are assessed three times per year using the Math and Reading Benchmark tests. Our 3rd-5th graders will also be given Washington State’s mandated tests of academic achievement. This is called the Measure of Student Progress (MSP). Fourth graders’ writing skills are also tested at the state level. We have developed core competency requirements for all students which are summarized on our Wapato Elementary Report Card. Additionally, individual teachers use in-class checks and tests to evaluate students’ progress on an ongoing basis. When significant learning problems or a disability is suspected, students may be referred for more extensive testing. Results of these assessments are reviewed for placement and intervention decisions for every student.
Mrs. Colestock's Teacher Website