Michigan's Early Literacy and Mathematics Benchmark Assessments are short, online assessments that are fully aligned to Michigan's academic standards, and may be used by teachers as one measure of student growth.
These Early Literacy and Mathematics Benchmark Assessments (also referred to as the K-2’s) were developed in cooperation with Michigan educators beginning with item writing and continuing through field-test data review. The benchmark assessments currently offered by Michigan are for students in Kindergarten, First Grade, and Second Grade, in both English Language Arts (ELA) and Mathematics. These will subsequently be given to ECSD K-2 students within the month of May, 2017.
If there are any questions regarding these K-2 Early Literacy and Mathematics Benchmarks, please contact your child’s Principal. Thank you for all you do to support the East China School District, our students and our community.
The Eddy Library Media Center would like to thank Parents, Staff and students for their great participation in our annual Spring Book Fair. Book fair sales increased by 15%. Profits obtained will be split between purchasing new library bound books for our school library as well as renewing the subscription for the Pebble Go database which is used in grades K-5. Thank you to all of the countless volunteers who helped with the entire process especially in the midst of a snow day. The book fair would not be possible without YOU!
I have served the East China school district and its communities for the past 16 years. I have worked in eight different buildings in the district, and with over a dozen different administrators. I have been honored to be a part of midnight school improvement meetings, intense practices, and passionate discussions about what is best for students. I have grieved alongside of parents, students and staff amongst tragedies, and witnessed inspirational displays of compassion and commitment. I have unwavering confidence that no matter where students attend, whatever high school, middle school, or elementary school they are a part of, whatever walls define their space, they will be cared for and educated by a group of people and an institution that is talented, committed, and professional. There is no doubt that challenges, disagreements, and opportunities lie ahead. I'm sure detractors and complaints will come out of the woodwork. I question the motives of those who make them. I wonder if they have been a part of building something larger than themselves. I'm fortunate to have been a part of such opportunities here in this district. Now is the time to trust, to problem solve. Now is the time to ask important questions in hopes of finding solutions not in hopes of tearing down and detracting from our shared goal. Across our district and across decades we have developed students who are competent, creative, committed, who know themselves, and are willing to give of themselves towards a greater good. Now is the time to demonstrate those same qualities our kids have learned. Now is the time to support and trust. Now is the time to be one team with one goal.