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The mission of the Orono School District states:

"Our students will maximize their potential in life 
because of their experiences in Orono Schools."

To ensure this, staff have been working on  practices that engage all students in personalized and rigorous teaching and learning.  Assessment for Learning, also referred to as formative assessment, techniques and processes are critical to providing personalized and rigorous teaching and learning. 

What does this mean for your son or daughter?

Teachers will... 
  • clearly communicate the learning objectives
  • provide instruction and content that meets varied learning needs
  • use practice work, classroom work, quizzes as a tool for feedback and growth
  • assess frequently and use results to modify instruction
  • communicate ongoing feedback to students about their learning
  • offer multiple opportunities to master objectives and extend learning
  • base course grades on summative assessments of the learning objectives