By Tim Kowols
After tackling its reading scores last year, Washington Island School District is turning its focus to math. By adding additional training for staff, using new classroom materials, and parent involvement meetings, students have been able to see their achievement gaps slowly close. Superintendent Mati Palm-Leis says getting Daniel Jaeger, the first fully-certified math teacher for the school in several years, has been important in the improvement in the subject as well.
Washington Island School District will have Dr. Becky Walker joining the staff to help improve its math achievement as they work to implement a Response to Intervention (RTI) approach to identify students who are especially struggling with the subject. The district adopted RTI for its students struggling with reading last year.