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Research-Design-Assessment

Union Public Schools

The Research-Design-Assessment department is a part of the Teaching and Learning division.  Our mission includes coordinating district and state testing as well as providing teachers, students and parents with up to date and accurate assessment data.  When wisely used, assessment data can guide instructional decisions to increase student achievement. 

3rd-8th and 11th Grade Test Scores

3rd-8th Grade Test Scores

ACT: 2018 Mean Scores

  • Union 19.3
  • State 19.3
  • Nation 20.8


SAT: 2018 Mean Scores

  • Nation: 1068
  • State:  1062
  • Union: 1164

Resources

Visit these links to learn more about assessments administered in the district:

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Proficiency-Based Promotion

Proficiency-Based Promotion (PBP) testing, also known as Credit by Examination (CBE) provides an opportunity for students to move forward in their educational endeavors by subject, course, and/or grade level based upon demonstration of mastery of the Oklahoma State Standards.  Proficiency-Based Promotion is intended to serve those students in Union Public Schools whose needs are not being met by available enrichment and/or advanced coursework. Opportunities for PBP or CBE testing occur in April and July.  For more information please contact Todd Nelson, Senior Executive Director For Research-Assessment-Design. 

OSDE Parent/Student Portal

The Oklahoma State Department of Education has developed a portal by which you can review your student’s state test scores and related information online.  In order to access the portal you will need to create an account using the state testing number (STN) for each student in your family who has taken state tests.  The STN is a 10-digit number, which is different from the Union student ID number.

Finding the STN: You can find the STN on Union’s Infinite Campus parent portal.  The Infinite Campus parent portal can be accessed by the Infinite Campus app or this link.

Once on the Infinite Campus parent portal, your student’s STN can be found under the “Assessment” tab along with other test results.  Please note that the Infinite Campus app has been updated, and you will need to use the updated version that looks like this: Portal Icon

SDE portal / See SDE portal instructions.

Please note: The OKSDE has announced that the results for the 2018-19 state tests for 3rd-8th grades are expected to be released on the portal at the end of May.  Results for 2018-19 state tests administered in 11th grade (SAT and Science) are expected to be posted at the end of July.

Contact

Todd Nelson

Dr. Todd Nelson
Senior Executive Director of Research-Design-Assessment  / 

Susan Hickey
Susan Hickey
Testing & Data Specialist

918-357-4321

Union Public Schools

District Announcement

Happy Holidays

Wishing you Joy and Peace at the Holidays and throughout the New Year.

Union Public Schools will be closed for winter break December 23-January 3, 2020. School will resume on Monday, January 6, 2020.

During the winter break, Union offices will be closed December 24-January 2, 2020.

May Joy and Peace be yours throughout the New Year.

Wishing you Joy and Peace at the Holidays and throughout the New Year.  Union Public Schools will be closed for winter break December 23-January 3, 2020. School will resume on Monday, January 6, 2020.  During the winter break, Union offices will be closed December 24-January 2, 2020.  May Joy and Peace be yours throughout the New Year.

Administrative Changes Announced

Scott Pennington named director of new Hope – Guidance – Social and Emotional Learning Department;   Clayton Hucke named interim 7th Grade Principal

Dear Union Parents and Guardians: 

I am excited to announce that Mr. Scott Pennington, principal at the Union 6th & 7th Grade Center, has been asked to lead a new department within Teaching and Learning entitled Hope – Guidance – Social and Emotional Learning. As you know, we are in the second year of our five-year district strategic plan. One of the elements of this plan is Union’s Learning Model that focuses on literacy, cognitive capacity, engagement, and social and emotional learning.

As we continuously evaluate our data, and hear from teachers and our site leaders, there continues to be a dominant narrative that more must be done to address the social and emotional development of our students. Collectively speaking, our teachers continue to do amazing work in providing dynamic learning experiences for our students. It is now time for us to articulate a tiered approach to addressing unwanted student behaviors and student trauma – at all grade levels – while also fostering greater hope and confidence in our students’ lives. The idea is that we will be more proactive in our efforts, providing counseling and guidance to address the social, emotional, and academic needs of our students. I firmly believe this will make a positive difference in our students’ lives and in the learning culture of our buildings.

Mr. Pennington’s work as a special education teacher, assistant principal, and principal make him uniquely qualified to lead in this new position. In addition to this change, I am also pleased to announce that Mr. Clay Hucke, assistant principal at Union High School, has been asked to serve as an interim principal at the Sixth & Seventh Grade Center. Mr. Hucke has done an outstanding job at the high school and he looks forward to serving the students, staff, and parents at this site.

Please join me in congratulating Mr. Pennington and Mr. Hucke. These moves will become effective January 1, 2020.

Respectfully,

Kirt Hartzler, Ed.D.
Superintendent
Union Public Schools

Board of Education Considers Policy Changes

The Board of Education on first reading Monday, November 11, considered various board policy revisions, which may be viewed here. The Board will consider final approval at its next meeting, Monday, December 9. The Board will consider comments from the public. Please send comments to [email protected].

The Board of Education on first reading Monday, November 11, considered various board policy revisions. The Board will consider final approval at its next meeting, Monday, December 9. The Board will consider comments from the public. Please send comments to board@unionps.org.

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