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  • Thank you veterans!
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  • entomology
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  • Carroll Drama's Spring 2015 production of "The Canterville Ghost." The Fall 2015 Production of "A Christmas Carol" is November 20-22.
  • Mrs. Blocher's 2nd grade class sent notes thanking our Veterans for their service. Pictured are Rylan Meador, Bridon Howard, and Noah Johnson with former Carroll teacher and Veteran Steven B. Mills.
  • Go Cougars!! Click above to check out the schedule for one of our 36 athletic teams!
  • Travis Seward examines a bug to identify its common name and order. Carroll FFA competed in the Area 8 entomology and forestry career development event at Cass County Fairgrounds.
  • Forensic Students counting the number of bones in a shipment of disarticulated skeletons and demonstrating the proper anatomical position of a skeleton as a Forensic Anthropologist would.

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  • Click here for information on Carroll's enrollment capacity for 2015-2016.

    See drawings of our new Health & Fitness Center!    Floor Plan     Elevation

    Notice: TruGreen will be at Carroll on the 30th of Novemberto fertilize the athletic fields and to do a over-seed on the football field.

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    Changes to ISTEP
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    The news broke recently there may be another delay to the release of ISTEP scores.  This means local school “grades” will be further delayed and teachers will have to wait longer for the raises in pay they have earned.  The local news outlets have communicated there may have been some statistical difference in the performance of students who took paper tests versus those who took electronic or on-line tests.    

    Carroll Consolidated School Corporation switched to all paper pencil tests last spring.  This was after Carroll experienced some technology issues during practice tests.  

    The State Board of Education has asked for a study to compare paper and pencil test performance to that of online tests.  The issue may be the technology-enhanced questions.   Last year was the first year Indiana implemented new technology-enhanced questions that had multiple correct answers.  A problem could have two or three correct answers instead of just one.   Carroll teachers practiced and exposed our students to these new College and Career readiness sample questions last winter.  This is an entirely new way to assess students, and it will take time for us to convert our everyday assessments to this new format.   

    There were multiple questions on last year’s ISTEP that required students to think and process and respond to large amounts of writing.  There is nothing wrong with that method of assessment. The problem was the students were given eight to twelve minutes to complete some of these sections that had multiple pages.   Teachers commented these sections didn’t seem to be developmentally appropriate for the age of students.   There are limits to how hard you can make a test for 3rd or 4th graders before they just shut down.  

    Some of the stress educators feel is simply due to the rate of change the last few years.  Most educators acknowledge the need for accountability and documented progress for students.   The key is all parties have to understand how they are being measured and assessed.  The stress over the past year has been the change in the assessment was a real unknown for parents, students, and teachers.   The Indiana Department of Education has communicated to schools that there is a strand of questions in the 2014 ISTEP and 2015 ISTEP that are similar and these can be used to track student growth.  These student growth scores account for a large part of a teachers’ evaluation.  This is required by state law.  This was further complicated when the state cut the test sessions in half due to the public outcry about the length of the test.   

    Educators are taking a wait and see approach.  The State Board of Education understands the importance of their decisions.  That is why they are being careful and reflective.  Early results show a 20% decrease in student performance statewide.   We can expect the same for our results.    The data has not been provided to us yet.  

     For the last ten years, we have had a consistent system of assessment.  People understood the tests and designed their curriculum so students would be successful.    I compare all these changes to running a mile in gym.  For years students knew they had to run the mile in gym class at the end of the term.  The gym teacher communicated to students the expectations to improve their time over the school year.  There may have been a specific cut time for earning a definite grade.   Perhaps, the teacher had a record board which documented the best mile time over the years.   These changes can be compared to changing the assessment to a three-mile run instead of a one-mile run.  You could measure the students' progress at the one-mile mark and compare it to the previous year.   However, the pace of the total race is different.   How you run the first mile of a three-mile race is different than just going out and running a mile.     We definitely have a different race to run now.  The test will be longer.  It will be harder.   I have full confidence in our teachers and students in their ability to adapt to the new system and rigors.   We just need time to understand the assessment, examine results, and change our curriculum.   It took schools about five years to fully understand and adjust to the ISTEP test.   We can anticipate a similar timeline with this change.  

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  • Next School Board Meeting:

    Tuesday, December 1st

    6:00 p.m. at  the Carroll Administration Building.  

    To send an electronic message to the Board of Trustees, please use our online form located here.

  • Click here for important Carroll Education Foundation documents... (meeting agendas, meeting minutes, etc)
  • School closing or delay information will be made available on the Carroll School Corporation home page by 7:00 a.m. on days when closing or a delay may be necessary. To receive the latest information, refresh or reload web pages with closing/delay information during times when delays or a closing may be of interest. The following radio and television stations are used to inform the local community of closings or delay of school activities (Other stations may also broadcast school closings).

    Radio: WSAL (1230 AM), WIOU (1350 AM), WWKI (100.5 FM), WSHW (99.7 FM), WNJY (102.9 FM)
    Television: Channel 18 (WLFI), Channel 13 (WTHR), Flora's Channel 2
  • Periodically throughout the year, it may be necessary that pesticides be applied to external and internal areas of the school building and grounds. If you wish to be given notice of such pesticide applications, please notify the principal of the building. You will be given a form to fill out and will be notified of any pesticide application with at least a 48-hour notice. Pesticide application will not be done when children, staff members or any other people are present in the area that is to be sprayed.

    As part of CCSC's Integrated Pest Management Plan, TruGreen will apply treatment on the CCSC campus on Saturday, May 30th.  These areas should be avoided on May 30th.  This Notice is being posted on location, and posted on our school website as required by law. 

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