School Name

The Young Women's Leadership School - Astoria

Grades

6-12

Year founded

2006

Principal

Allison Persad

Location

Astoria, Queens

Enrollment

575

 

  Here, students are preparing for an advisory coaching session about outcome targets using online grading system jumpro.pe

Here, students are preparing for an advisory coaching session about outcome targets using online grading system jumpro.pe

Who we are

Our students are all girls, grades 6-12 and come from all over the world and mostly live in Queens. This  2015-2016 school year is our seventh year practicing mastery.

 

Hallmarks of TYWLS-Astoria's approach to mastery

We have been in practice for six years, so we have a lot of experience and data that informs our decisions around mastery. The whole school (6-12) is doing this work.

  Teacher Christy Kingham and a student discuss her digital portfolio.

Teacher Christy Kingham and a student discuss her digital portfolio.

 

What makes TYWLS-Astoria unique?

We share school wide competencies across all subjects and grade levels. These 21st Century competencies serve as categories for our more discrete, subject based learning targets connected to each competency.

 

  A student focuses on her presentation for Theatre class.

A student focuses on her presentation for Theatre class.

What can other schools learn from you?

  • Processes for revision and growth of a mastery system

  • How to ground all curricula in distinct mastery philosophy, including state test-heavy subjects

  • How to align whole school competencies to individual subject areas.

 

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How do you give feedback to student on progress and mastery?

  • All teachers use rubrics

  • Coaching in advisory and during class

  • Jumprope online grading system

 

Grading Policy

Active link above.

 

Resources

  Here is TYWLS-Astoria's 21st Century Shared Outcomes, used as categories for discrete learning targets in every grade and subject area.

Here is TYWLS-Astoria's 21st Century Shared Outcomes, used as categories for discrete learning targets in every grade and subject area.