The Week Ahead Memo
State Road Elementary School
Monday, April 27, 2015
Events This Week!
on Monday afternoon for Admin Curriculum Meetings
Grade Fixes for the Year!
As a reminder, our “Grade Fixes” that we agreed to pilot for this school year are:
▫ Fix 1: Don’t include student behaviors in grades; include only achievement
▫ Fix 5: Don’t consider attendance in grade determination; report absences separately
▫ Fix 6: Don’t include group scores in grades; use only individual achievement evidence
"Grading" SI Action Team Requests:
- As a staff, we are going to focus on one fix per month
- For this month, please read Fix #6: Don’t include group scores in grades; use only individual achievement evidence. Please read pp. 52-56 and provide your feedback to either Gabe or Callie. It is actually very easy reading and we do value your comments as we used them to lead our discussion.
We will compile and share this feedback at our January team meeting and with the rest of the staff.
Observation / Evaluation Process Update
Round 3 of Observations will be completed this week! Our 'Noticings’ and ‘Wonderings’ sections will focus on the Dimension of (A) Assessment for Student Learning. I would like to begin holding Summative Evaluation Meetings next week!
- Observations - We will again conduct a minimum of 3 observations for the year (district continuity).
- Observations Time - These will be 15-30 min of lesson scripting and another 15 minutes of coding.
- I should be able to access or view your daily lesson plans with assigned standards.
- A difference from last year is that all observations will be unannounced (law compliance and district continuity).
- We will have a Dimension focus during observations (up to two dimensions). The dimension focus areas will be the areas that Noticing’s, Wonderings, and Analysis will be derived.
Culture of Learning
Quote of the week...
What's Happening Next Week?
- Staff Appreciation Week is May 4-8!!!
- The Annual District Art Show is Thursday, May 7 from 6-8pm at AGS Middle School!
- State Road Garage Sale is Saturday, May 9 from 9am-2pm!
DOWN THE ROAD...
- Our next Staff Meeting is on Tuesday, May 12 beginning at 7:35am in the Media Center!
- Thursday, May 14 is the Safety Patrol Tiger's Game!
- Our next Hungry Howie's Fundraiser Night is Thursday, May 14!
- Popcorn Day is Friday, May 15!
- The Fenton Tiger 5k Run/WALK and Tiger Trot is Saturday, May 16!