Thanks to Lori, the rest of Council, and Principal Patterson for the opportunity to attend. The presentation on the Math Intervention Programming Instrument (MIPI) was interesting. MIPI is a tool for students in Grades 2-9. In mid-September, students completed a short assessment on math concepts they learned last school year. So, for example, a student in Grade 6 will answer a series of questions based on what they learned in Grade 5. Or, they will answer questions at the level they were working at during the Grade 5 year. The results will not count toward students’ grades. There’s no need to study ahead of time. This tool is simply a way to help teachers know where each student is in their math knowledge and skills and if students need more help in math. This is all about strengthening the District’s work to improve math programming and support for students.