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Employment History

  • Director of Technology and Assessments
    CC School District 64
  • Director, Technology Planning and Assessments
    District 64
Web References
Contact Us, 20 Jan 2008 [cached]
Larry SorensenDirector, Technology Planning and Assessments
News Releases, 14 Jan 2008 [cached]
"We have shifted to a short, simple format for 2008," according to Larry Sorensen, Director of Technology Planning & Assessments."Instead of the long string of letters (, we are now able to use the more convenient easy way to remember , the e-mail address matches our Web site:," Mr. Sorensen noted.Full text of release (PDF).
District 64 students performed extremely well again on the Illinois Standard Achievement Test (ISAT) administered in March 2007, according to Larry Sorensen, Director of Technology Planning & Assessments.Full text of release (PDF).
District 64 Teachers Explore New Ways to Improve Instruction on Staff Development Day
The Board received an official online tour of the enhanced Web site and Fact Book from Larry Sorensen, Director of Technology Planning and Assessments.
Also participating will be Diane Betts, ..., 14 Mar 2007 [cached]
Also participating will be Diane Betts, assistant superintendent for curriculum; Larry Sorensen, director of assessments and technology; and teachers Irene Kappos and Linna Cohen.
Dist. 64 Targets Fifth Grade Reading, 2 Nov 2005 [cached]
64 students met or exceeded Illinois state standards on last year's tests, according to a memo to the board of education written by Larry Sorensen, director of technology planning and assessments.
"In all areas, our district scores better than the state [average] in the combined 'meets or exceeds' categories," Sorensen wrote in his memo.
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"This is the highest level of students scoring in this combined category in the past seven years," Sorensen said in his memo.
"Our goal is to assist principals and teachers to use ISAT data as they plan instruction," Sorensen wrote in his memo to the board of education."The discussion and the examination of date will continue to promote a cucle of improvement for our students and schools."
Specifically, Sorensen said that principals, curriculum specialists and certain teachers will anaylze ISAT data and compare it to individual student data to identify areas that need improvement.School officials personally review the results of all students who test below standards or score at the "warning" level.
Dist. 64 plans to focus its attention on at least two areas of testing that need improvement."Grade five reading needs to continue to be a target area for the district," Sorensen wrote.
In September, the school district sponsored a workshop for principals to learn different techniques for analyzing ISAT data.Dist.64 also shares information between schools that could help improve general curriculum standards.
Sorensen also pointed out that the ISAT is only one of many tools that Dist.64 uses in formulating student profiles, and that other types of formal and informal assessment are used as well.
Schools Agree On Report Card Consistency, 26 May 2004 [cached]
The effort was coordinated by Larry Sorensen, director of technology and assessments."We all felt going in that we needed to develop a system that was consistent for all grades, K-8, and that would give parents an accurate picture of their children's academic performance, progress in learning, and behavior and attitude," he said.
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