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Canastota elementary schools ELA, math scores improve

The team plans to incorporate listening strategies into ELA development and develop a common writing resource folder that includes the universal editing hand implanted in kindergarten.

Carnahan said the district is currently looking for a replacement for the TONYSS, (Test of New York State Standards) in ELA and math, which will no longer be given to second graders. She said they will replace it with a local parallel assessment and she would find out what other districts are doing.

The team also plans to develop and implement new Academic Intervention Services (AIS) in math for kindergarten through third grade students. Another goal is to teach and practice written answers for math problem solving, which was one area in need of improvement for third graders. The problem was basic computations.

"They can't do them quickly, but they can do them," Carnahan said.

Carnahan said the team continues to explore educational opportunities. Offering an after school review or summer school program in ELA and math is something the team is looking to develop.

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