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Tracking the data. We continue to monitor
student learning by examining benchmark
data and student performance trends. We
continue to reflect and collaborate around student work and
brainstorm the best ways to meet student needs.
-Ashley Aldridge Wilson (@dr_aldridge), Nolan Elementary School,
Signal Mountain, Tennessee
Success is a feeling. We have
focused our measures of
success on the amount of JOY
in the building and being able
to support the needs of our
students, staff, and families
during the pandemic.

Seeing smiles. Student
participation, student growth,
and when you get to see a
smile during those brief mask
breaks. We are also working very hard
to keep staff positive and motivated,
and to ensure they feel appreciated.
We are a team.

-Allyson Apsey (@AllysonApsey), Quincy Elementary
School, Zeeland, Michigan

-Courtney Monterecy (@cmonterecy),
Mary E. Fogarty Elementary School,
Providence, Rhode Island

Points for participation. Attendance and
participation are keys to success. If students
attend and actively participate, that helps with
the momentum of learning.
-Edward Cosentino (@PrincipalECos), Clemens Crossing
Elementary School, Columbia, Maryland

Looking for progress. I believe we need
to look at progress and not perfection. We
have many students who are making a lot
of progress despite situations that are very
difficult to learn in.
-Matthew Moyer (@moyermatthewd), Rupert Elementary
School, Pottstown, Pennsylvania
Togetherness in tough times. Success is learning
together and growing into better, stronger communities
because of these circumstances. 
-Missie Patschke (@MelissaPatschke), Upper Providence
Elementary School, Royersford, Pennsylvania 

By giving data context. Data metrics during the pandemic haven't
changed, [but] they have broadened and deserve contextual analysis.
Student achievement data is needed to gauge learning loss and target
specific support for unfinished learning. We now can include parent
relationships as a success, since they have risen to the challenge and
supported student learning at a new level. We celebrate these relationships, as well
as the new skills that students, parents, and staff have learned over the past year.
-Rachel Roberts (@columbia_elem), Columbia Elementary School, Palm Bay, Florida
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