Wednesday, November 26, 2008

Summary Report on Hopkins Expansion- November 26th, 2008

The following is a summary of the communication between Ms. Hillenbrand and Dr. Petrosino concerning the expansion efforts with the Johns Hopkins Program. Final acceptance decisions are expected to be made by the middle of December.

•Students were taught math and language arts to familiarize them with questions from Hopkins exam. Completed on 11/20/08
  • 81 students Tested on 11/21/08 ranging from 3rd grade to 6th grade. 7th and 8th graders have to sit for Sat to get into program. However those who passed in January 2007 when they were in 5th and 6th grade (and are now in 7th and 8th grade) will be given an exception for one course.
  • Computer improvement and changes discussed with David Bailey and his team. Should be ready by 12/12/08.
  • Test results for 81 students should be ready within 2 to 3 weeks if all test registration forms are in and PO number given. Then Hopkins team will start the process of grading. PO order will be in today to them.
  • Teacher postings have been in for a while and principals have been requested to ensure that their teachers see this. We should be hearing about applications soon.
  • We will be sending out enrollment forms to register students who have passed in January 2007 on Monday next week a to start the process. We will get the number for payment and have the PO number over to Hopkins.
  • We are working on seating arrangements for the children, what classroom, etc. We have to see what the numbers are going to be.

  • picture: mapping of new mathematics K-12 curriculum