CIA News Update
GSL Curriculum, Instruction, and Assessment Department
Dear GSL Staff,
This trimesterly update is intended to provide you with brief tidbits of information related to curriculum, instruction, and assessment within the Glencoe-Silver Lake School District. If you have specific questions, please address them to Dan Svoboda (Assessment) or Michelle Wang (C & I). We also suggestions for future CIA News Updates.
Math & Reading Test Samplers
MCA Test Samplers can be found at the the link below. These provide valuable information for teachers and are a great way to introduce and practice testing skills with students.
Learning Point Navigator
Learning Point Navigator is an online resource for teachers to assign students assignments based on their individual MCA testing results. Below is a link to the Learning Point Navigator User Guide.
Common Core State Standards
What is Close Reading?
Did you know that our ELL (English Language Learner) students have standards specific to their language learning? These are the WIDA standards. These five standards address the academic language of (1) Social & Instructional Language, (2) Language Arts, (3) Mathematics, (4) Science, and (5) Social Studies. The intent of the WIDA standards is for general education teachers and ELL teachers to work collaboratively in advocating and promoting ELL student success. Careful attention to the language development of our students will help us create lessons that build on students' current abilities and allows them to expand their learning to the next level. Visit the WIDA website for more information.
Monday, Mar 18th, 12am
18-22 MCA Science (Grades 3-6)
2-12 MCA Reading (Grades 3-6)
16 MCA Writing (Grades 9,12)
16 MCA Math Grade 11, Segments 1&2
17 MCA Math Grade 11, Segments 3&4
22-May 3 MCA Math (Grades 3-6)
29-May 3 MCA Math (Grades 7,8)
6-10 MCA Reading (Grades 7,8,10)
13-17 MCA Science (Grade 10)