Manhattanville Reid Castle In the Spring

Educators To Share Standardized Testing Strategies at Manhattanville College
Friday, 04 October 2013 13:32


School PartnershipsThe Manhattanville Changing Suburbs Institute will be tackling the issue of standardized testing in high poverty and diverse schools with its next consortium meeting on October 10 at the College

The panel, which is made up of three principals from partnering schools, will be sharing and discussing their tactics regarding low standardized test scores. Mary Foster, principal of Oakside School in Peekskill, Kate Matthews, Principal of Claremont School in Ossining, and Ivan Tolentino , principal of Edison School in Port Chester, will be serving as panelists.

The meetings, which run bimonthly, are a part of the community outreach for the Changing Suburbs Institute with its nine partnering schools, Laura Bigaouette, assistant dean of community outreach for the College’s Education Department, said. She added that it gives educators a chance to learn real techniques and strategies that work, and take them back to their schools.

“It’s not theoretical, it’s very practical,” Bigaouette said.

While designed for the nine Westchester County school districts partnered with the Changing Suburbs Institute the consortium meetings are open to others in Manhattanville’s Education Department as well.

The consortium will run from 12 to 2 p.m. and take place in the East Library of Reid Castle.