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COMMUNITY BUSINESSES HELP NOHS SENIORS PREPARE FOR FUTURE EMPLOYMENT
CVSD Guidance Department meets with its Advisory Council twice a year to set relevant goals and assess progress. The Council includes community business representatives, higher education institutions, parents, administrators, teachers, and students. One need that became apparent was that many young people lack “soft skills” that help them successfully navigate tasks like interviews.
To address this need, the Guidance Department decided to investigate doing “mock interviews” and visited another local district to observe their process. From there, Mrs. Kuhn, Guidance Para-Professional, organized the first Mock Interview Day at New Oxford High School by contacting local employers to obtain interviewers. The job application and interview feedback sheet became the last piece in the Graduation Portfolio due in December.
Seniors did very well during the mock interviews and received valuable feedback. A few were even offered jobs at the end of their interviews. Two seniors reacted to the experience. Callie Hoff shared, “I did really well with my mock interview. I feel like it was a really good experience. Now I feel a step ahead of others interviewing because I know what employers are looking for in an interview.” Lexie Kenworthy added, “I didn’t really think it (mock interview) was going to do anything when I first heard about it, but now that I have done it, I think it is really helpful for an actual job interview. For my current job, I did not really have a full interview, so now after doing this, I see what a more formal interview would feel like. I would rate it as a valuable experience."
School Performance Profile Scores for PSSA Paused for One Year
The Pennsylvania Department of Education released an Elementary and Secondary Education Act (ESEA) waiver which will impact all Pennsylvania schools and their respective School Performance Profile (SPP) scores. The SPP relies heavily on student scores on the Pennsylvania System of School Assessment (PSSA), measuring both achievement and growth. The PSSA, administered in grades 3 through 8 in English Language Arts and math, was fully-aligned to the more rigorous PA Core Standards for the first time in 2015, and the results on the most recent assessment cannot fairly be compared to those in previous years. The performance level scores for the new 2015 PSSA’s, adopted by the State Board in July, resulted in significant drops in student performance across the state. As a result, School Performance Scores (SPP) for elementary and middle schools will be on pause for one year. Pennsylvania Department of Education Press Release (read full release)
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