What do Delaware Statewide Assessment Results Mean for Your Child?

How do Delaware Statewide Assessment numbers affect your child?Delaware Statewide Assessment Results, which were recently released, show both gains and losses across the state. The results measured English Language Arts (ELA) and Mathematics Assessments which were given to Delaware students in grades 3 to 8.

According to the Delaware Department of Education, statewide, 54% of students scored a 3 or higher on the 4-scale Smarter Assessment in ELA. This number remains unchanged from a score of 54% in 2017.

In Mathematics, 44% of students scored at 3 or higher in 2018. This number went down slightly, from a score of 45% in 2017.

These numbers reflect statewide gains …

It’s Teacher Appreciation Week at Back to Basics!

Teacher Appreciation Week is the perfect time to celebrate the hard work of exceptional teachers and to say thank you. Teacher’s Appreciation Week has been the celebrated during the first week of May since 1984 and is designated to honor teacher’s throughout the nation.

Teachers play a critical role in educating and shaping our children: the future leaders of our country. They are kind, patient, hard-working, dedicated and understanding professionals that mold our children’s lives in a positive direction. We entrust our children with the teachers, and they affect their lives on a daily basis.

Out teachers give us so …

Is a change of schools in your child’s future? Explore the incredible difference a 1-on-1 education can make!

Back to Basics private School is Delaware's only Department of Education approved 1-on-1 private school.As the school year winds down, this is the perfect opportunity to reflect on the hits — and misses — of the past year. Was your child happy at school? Challenged? Motivated? If the reality of this school year was not what you had envisioned back in September, now may be the time to reevaluate the choice of your child’s school.

If your child is struggling academically or is seriously unhappy at school, you don’t need a short-term fix. You need a lasting solution. Delaware’s only Department of Education-approved 1-on-1 Private School may be the answer you’ve been searching for.…

Holiday magic! Back to Basics supports the Delaware Chapter of the Pajama Program

Each Christmas, the staff at Back to Basics Learning Dynamics and Back to Basics Private School join together to support a local family or children’s organization. We all recognize this as the season of abundance and giving. Unfortunately, on Christmas Eve, not every child will go to bed with “visions of sugarplums dancing in their heads. “

So, this year Back to Basics is proud to support the Delaware Chapter of the Pajama Program. This program was created to ensure that children who may be feeling alone and afraid, in a bed that isn’t theirs, in a shelter, or …

Get involved! 9/11 Day of Service and Remembrance

handsEach year people in the United States and others around the world commemorate the tragic events of September 11th, 2001. But, with a quarter of the US population falling under the age of 18, many of today’s youth weren’t alive when the events occurred!

generationOn and Points of Light are teaming up to help youth learn, act, and reflect on 9/11 National Day of Service and Remembrance. To commemorate the 15th Anniversary of 9/11, generationOn has enlisted the help of its Youth Advisory Council to help tell the stories of how young people are responding to and taking action on …