Welcome to Asheboro City Schools Wiki for Testing and Accountability

ACSTA is a tool for sharing research-based information that identifies and describes best instructional practices and initatives for closing the achievement gaps. Because we believe that every student in our district is "At Risk of Excellence," we will do whatever it takes to provide the best learning opportunities for each of them. We envision that all students will be academically successful regardless of the challenges they face.

‚ÄčClosing the Black/White Achievement Gap

Administrative Leadership Team Discussion Topics

September 16, 2009 "Yes We Can: Telling Truths and Dispelling Myths about Race and Education in America" - Discussion facilitated by Dr. Hazel Frick

October 14, 2009 "Engaging African American Males in Reading" - Discussion facilitated by Ann Carol Grant

December 16, 2009 Using Data for Closing the Achievement Gap by Ruth Johnson - Discussion facilitated by Nancy Moody

January 13, 2010 "Up Where We Belong: Accelerating African American Male Student Achievement" from 2008 AVID conference presentation by Dr. William Hammond, Dekalb County Schools, Georgia, as cited in Up Where We Belong: Accelerating African American Male Achievement, Floyd and McGinnis) - Discussion facilitated by Jennifer Smith

February 17, 2010 "Why Urban Parents Resist Involvement in their Children's Elementary Education" and "Learning from Poor and Minority Students Who Succeed in School"- Discussion facilitated by Candace Call

March 11, 2010 Closing the Achievement Gap by Pascal T. Mubenga. Discussion facilitated by Wendy Rich and Jordi Roman
(This article will be used as the primary resource for the Achievement Gap Spotlight.)

April 14, 2010 Topics shared from "Raising Achievement and Closing the Gap" Conference - Julie Pack, Robin Harris, Ann Carol Grant, and Penny Crooks

May 12, 2010 "Bring Your 'A' Game" (21st Century Foundation) video and discussion - Julie Pack