Finding the Balance
Learning and Assessment in KCS
Due to the stumbling blocks that have been encountered during the rollout DPI is negotiating with Pearson to try to get SchoolNet to be free to school districts for another year. If you haven't visited SchoolNet in the last month I encourage you to give it another try. The performance has improved dramatically. You can use SchoolNet to find high quality question banks for ELA, Math, Science and Social Studies. These questions can be used for formative assessments, common formative assessments and as tools during classroom instruction. There are also lesson and unit plans within the Curriculum Resources in SchoolNet that you may find helpful.
If you or your department would like to learn about how SchoolNet can be used in the classroom please contact the accountability department
Discovery Education Suite of Tools
Beginning in the fall we will offer professional development about how to interpret the reports and how to use the information to inform your instruction. There are even question banks within Discovery Education that can be used at the school or classroom level. The assessment resources link seamlessly to all of the high quality videos, audio files and activities within Discover Ed. All KCS teachers and students already have accounts within Discovery Education. If you need help logging in please see your tech facilitator.
Demonstrates ways to effectively integrate formative assessment into instruction.
Demonstrates ways to integrate strategies for gathering data for based grading into instruction.