•  Class Placement Process 

    Oakdale staff spends a great deal of time placing students in class groups for the next school year.  Our primary focus is to establish productive, heterogeneous classrooms where each child can be provided with the opportunity to be successful and challenged to do their best work.  In doing this, several factors are considered:
    · Learning style of the student

    · Consideration of all educational factors:  academic and social skills are the primary determinants

    · Appropriate balance of ethnic groups, gender, academic achievement, learning styles, instructional levels, and discipline concerns.

    · Avoidance of possible personality problems

    · Balanced class sizes

    · Recommendations of this year’s teacher