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Yesterday the Greater Jasper Consolidated School Board held a designated meeting to present the public with results of the district’s AdvancEd team that gathered in Jasper for 3 days to generate data about the district.

AdvancEd is a non-profit, non-partisan organization that conducts rigorous, on-site external reviews of pre K-12 schools and school systems to ensure that all learners realize their full potential. The AdvancEd team was represented by members from Indiana as well as from out of the state.
CAM02233David Gullatt, Lead Evaluator of the AdvancEd team, gave the presentation to the board and public about the key components that were reviewed by the group. The presentation spoke on district accreditation to sustain improvements dealing with creating the capacity of school systems and schools to focus on the increase of student learning, a concentration on efficiency throughout the school district with an encouragement of growth and sync participation to achieve administrative and student excellence.

Superintendent Dr. Tracy Lorey explains Greater Jasper’s involvement with the AdvancEd group.

Dr. Lorey says that the goal for the Jasper district is to achieve the highest rating in all the standards and indicators which will demonstrate evidence of a high quality learning institution.

She adds that the presentation provided insight that summarized the written version of the findings that will be presented to her and the local sub-committee of administrators, board members and teachers in 4-6 weeks.

Dr. Lorey indicates what the next steps will be after reviewing the AdvancEd Team findings.

Dr. Lorey adds that there were areas in the report that paralleled some that the local sub-committee had predetermined to be areas in need of improvement.

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