Middle School Weekly Wrap Up
First Quarter Award Ceremony
First academic quarter over!!! We would like to take time to reflect on our hard-working high school students and honor them during a Quarter 1 awards ceremony on November 16!
We are looking for students who are impressing Agora staff in the areas of:
· Growth mindset – owning mistakes, using feedback, trying again, making improvements
· Engagement/Participation – in class, in the course, modeling how it’s done for their classmates
· Goals/Aspirations – they’ve set short- or long-term goals because they know who they are and what they want to do and what it will take to get it done!
Teachers, case managers, family coaches, school counselors—we’re looking for student names from all of you! Please post your picks for student recognition on one, two, or all three tabs on the spreadsheet linked here:
1. If a student who fails with less than a 65% reassesses and earns a higher grade, the higher grade replaces the previously recorded lower grade (up to an 80).
2. Since a teacher should only require students to reassess on non-proficient skills or tasks, the reassessment grade should never result in a lower final grade on the assignment.
3. A teacher may require a student to complete all formative assessments that are directly correlated with the summative assessment before a reassessment for the summative is administered (if this step has not previously been taken).
4. A teacher may require students to complete a relearning plan (detailing the steps that a student will need to undertake to demonstrate proficiency on the summative) before a reassessment is administered.
5. A teacher may assign a reasonable timeline for a reassessment opportunity.
6. Reassessment opportunities for formative assessments are at the teacher’s discretion.
7. Assessments may be monitored by Agora staff. (see Testing Requirements)
Common Unit Assessments
Remember if you have students who are excelling and working ahead it is okay to assess them with the mid unit assessment so they can move on as well as the end of the unit assessment. This is part of differentiated instruction. Use the data to decide which students need to remain on a topic and re-mediate and who can move forward. Students do not all have to be at the same place at the same time when data and differentiation are used properly in class.
Nearpod Lesson Samples
Here is a blog of how Florida Virtual is using Nearpod. It is always great to see how other schools are using Nearpod for lessons. Enjoy!
November 13: Bridget MTSS meeting at MCIU in PM
November 14: Bridget Principal Meeting in AM
November 16: Report cards posted to Sapphire