School board to eye Galileo assessment


The purpose and scope of Galileo testing will be explained during the next meeting of the Maricopa Unified School District Governing Board.

The board meets Wednesday at 6:30 p.m. at the district office.

Rick Neilson, director of assessment and data, is set to provide an overview of Galileo testing, which is meant to measure how well students are mastering content and the how effective the teaching is.

Neilson will cover the scale score and cut score aspects as well as benchmarks. He will explain the intervention alert and provide a look at a quiz builder.

Also on Wednesday’s agenda, Desert Winds Middle School Principal Renita Myers will update the board on her school’s math and language arts goals.

***ADVERTISEMENT***Superintendent Steve Chestnut will provide an update on the work of the Budget Committee. Human Resources Director Tom Becket will summarize the work of the Certified Salary Committee.

Business Services Director Aron Rausch will provide financial reports for November and December.

Personnel issues that require approval include the resignations of high school teacher Jacob Gomez and custodian Margeaux Edwards, and the hiring of sixth-grade teacher Gail Gray.