Matchmaker, Matchmaker, Make Me a Match! Helping Parents Find Schools that Fit their Child’s Profile - Presentation

Matchmaker, Matchmaker, Make Me a Match! Helping Parents Find Schools that Fit their Child’s Profile - Presentation

Maxine Borenstein, Head of Middle School/High School Placement Director, Megan Shotwell, Co-Director of High School Placement,  and Kate Greenfield, Associate Director of High School Placement, Rodeph Sholom School, NY

We often work with families who are focused on the brand name of a high school that they think will serve their child well. As placement professionals, we are armed with both quantitative and qualitative data that may or may not support a family’s view of a good match.

This presentation explores some of the techniques utilized to develop a more unified placement plan for each child. Some of the data used to develop a child’s profile include results from standardized test scores, their past grades, observations about the child, learning style, contributions to the community, and advisor/teacher input. Our placement mission is to give families the tools to visualize their child’s profile and gain a clearer perspective of which schools will, in fact, best serve their child over the next four years.



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