Tiger Talk Newsletter
The mission of Polk County Public Schools is to provide a high-quality education for all students.
In accomplishing this mission, we envision that students will effectively:
- read, write, compute, speak, listen, and use complex thinking skills to solve problems
- be self-directed in creating personal purpose and vision, setting priorities, choosing ethical action, and creating their own knowledge
- cooperate and collaborate with others in working with and leading groups, interact positively in diverse settings, recognize the value and contributions of all individuals, and make positive contributions to their communities
- understand and use social, organizational, and technological systems; design, monitor, improve and correct performance within a system; and create viable products
These desired student outcomes and practices will be fostered and nurtured in schools and classrooms in which:
- adults assume instructional and ethical leadership to create efficient, effective environments perceived as safe, healthy, and equitable, where students are recognized as unique individuals capable of learning and independent thinking
- adults use varied and reliable teaching and evaluative procedures through relevant curricula
- adults enable students, families, and communities to work cooperatively to assume responsibility for the total educational experience
- adults engage in professional growth and training activities to effect continuous improvement
- students are guided in their total physical, mental and emotional development through activities that are student-centered and focus on positive expectations and encourage intrinsic motivation
Learn more about Title I here
Title I OVERVIEW
Components of Title I are:
- Effective Instruction
- Professional Development
- Parental Involvement
Studies show that the more parents are involved in the education of their child, the more academically successful that child will be. The goal of the Title I Parent Involvement program is to give school-based Parent Involvement Facilitators information, materials and resources to enable them to provide for their parents at the school-level. It is the job of the Facilitator to give parents the tools and resources necessary for them to help their child at home. Everyone working together in this way gives the child the best possible support for doing well in school.
District Title I Parent & Family Engagement Plan
School Title I Parent & Family Engagement Plan
- PFEP 2019-2020 English
- Spanish (coming soon)
District & School Title I Parent & Family Engagement Plan Summary
Explanation of State and District Test Scores
Assessments and Testing
Polk County Public Schools administers assessments to students in grades pre-kindergarten to 12th grade to measure their achievement on Florida’s education standards, which were developed and implemented to ensure that all students graduate from high school ready for success in college, career, and life. Assessment supports instruction and student learning, and test results help district leaders and stakeholders determine whether the goals of the curriculum and instruction are being met.
The following statewide assessments will be administered this year.
Florida Standards Assessments (FSA)
- Kindergarten — Florida Kindergarten Readiness Screener (FLKRS)
- Grades 3-10 — English Language Arts (ELA) – Reading/listening component
- Grades 4-10 — English Language Arts (ELA) – Writing component
- Grades 3-8 — Mathematics
Next Generation Sunshine State Standards (NGSSS) Assessments
- Grades 5 and 8 Statewide Science Assessment
School Parent Compact
Right to Know letters
Snively School Improvement Plan
Please contact Mrs. Diane Rosebrough with any questions.