North Syracuse Central School District
5355 West Taft Road
North Syracuse, NY 13212
Teaching is the Core Grant

Teaching is the Core Grant

OCM BOCES received a "Teaching is the Core" grant in the amount of $199,831 from the New York State Education Department. This grant is funded through New York’s federal Race to the Top grant. As a consortium OCM BOCES and Baldwinsville, Cortland, Liverpool, North Syracuse and West Genesee will work to identify and improve high-quality assessments as part of a larger balanced assessment system. District teams will review and refine current assessments ensuring that current practices are aligned and contribute to teaching and learning. This effort supports New York’s Commissioner of Education and the State Board of Regents priority to eliminate or modify locally adopted tests that are redundant or do not advance teaching and learning.

North Syracuse, along with the  OCM BOCES consortium will work with Jennifer Borgioli from Learner-Centered Initiatives and will also coordinate with CITI consortium as teams further develop understanding of quality assessment practices and work to refine local assessments. After the initial teams complete their work, staff from OCM BOCES Curriculum, Instruction and Assessment will continue to implement the process with other teams and districts to review, revise and develop quality assessments including performance- based assessment.


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