SPRING 2013 Student Led Parent Conferences @ Miller Jr.
March 25-26-27, 2013
Students and parents on behalf of the staff and administration at Miller we would like to thank-you for attending
our student led parent conferences. Your feedback (verbal and survey results
) about Miller Junior High will be reflected upon and reviewed by the staff and the Miller Building Leadership Team. It is our mission for Miller to be a premier learning community that expects and achieves excellence for all. Thank-you for attending conferences! Principal Decker
INTERESTED IN WHAT PARENTS HAD TO SAY: Click Here
for Student Led Parent Survey Results (.pdf format)
SPRING 2013 Student Led Parent Conference Attendance Results
| Date || Times || 7th Grade || 8th Grade |
| Monday, March 25, 2013 || 11:30 am - 7 pm || 105 || 80 |
| Tuesday, March 26, 2013 || 11:30 am - 2:45 pm || 31 || 24 |
| Wednesday, March 27, 2013 || 11:30 am - 7 pm || 45 ||59 |
| || TOTALS || |
180 / 230 (79%)
163 / 247
Posted Prior to Student Led Parent Conferences
Parents welcome to our Student Led Parent Conferences. Please review the schedule for our 2013 SPRING Conferences. Students and teachers have been busy preparing for the conferences by completing advisory activities. The student led parent conference schedule has parents visiting the school on Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday. Remember students are on early release all week, MARCH 25 -29, 2013
1. Students and parents as you arrive for conferences, please check in with our staff at the entry by the office.
2. Pick up student iPads from the 6th period teachers.
3. Visit advisory teachers for the student led parent conference.
4. Visit with other subject area teachers as needed.
5. Complete either on the iPad or from home a
- PARENT CONFERENCE SURVEY (English Version) (INACTIVATED)
- PARENT CONFERENCE SURVEY (Working on a Spanish Version - Not available Yet)
6. Review online last year's feedback on Spring 2012 AND Fall 2012 conferences.
Some thoughts for student led parent conferences:
- The connection we are looking for is not what is the “grade”, but rather
- What is the student learning?
- Why is the student learning it?
- Are the students doing a good job?
- How does the student know they are doing a good job?
- What is the next step in the student's learning?
- Ask the Miller staff how they communicate clear, measurable, and meaningful learning targets, as well as use effective assessment techniques to measure our students learning.
- In the Fall of 2011, after quarter 1, Miller teachers were required to have an equal distance grading scale, meaning the numerical distance for a letter grade must be the same for all letter grade categories (A=4.0, B=3.0, C=2.0, D=1.0, and F=0), as stated by ASD5 School Board Policy 2420.
- Summer of 2012 the entire school district moved to Skyward Student Information System and at that time a consistent common grading scale for Miller was adopted by the administration as cited in the student handbook.
- Today, some Miller Junior High teachers choose to use a 101 point scale (0-100) to record student’s progress on learning for their classroom. For those teachers the % equivalent scale cited below, guides that individual teachers choice in the statistically or mathematically correct application of the % equivalent scale. For a teacher using the % equivalent scale, they must assign any student scores from 0-49.4 as a 49.5 (or 50).
It is highly recommended for viewing by all to better understand how a zero is handled on the 100 point scale.
- A document titled, "Maintaining Grade Integrity"(.pdf) is also available for download to help parents understand how the zero is being handled on the 100 point scale. It will be handed out to parents at the entry point check in prior to FALL conferences.