Weekly Message

Monday, February 1, 2016

Essential Component!

“Firm evidence shows that formative assessment is an essential component of classroom work and that its development can raise standards of achievement.”

P. Black & D. Williams (1998) inside the Black Box: Raising Standards Through Classroom Assessment. Phi Delta Kappa, 80(2)

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PLT

2/3/2016

Coach(es): Hille

Assessments: Introduction, Goals

Learn: 5 Step Process for Designing

Quality Assessments

Develop: Discussion

Apply: This week

Faculty Meeting PD: ISTEP Success Planning

*30 day plan combining tech enhanced and constructed response focus for month of February. Faculty Resources on PLC google site -printed copies for each grade level for faculty meeting.


*3-4 and Wagner---Bee’s room (RM 241) to introduce 30 day plan- and begin to work on plans. -Go to site, log in through explorer, show groups how to access their grade level, teachers need to type content focus in drive, go back to grades and work time.


*5-8 and Norris/Fish--- Porter’s room (Rm 304) to introduce 30 day plan- and begin to work on plans -Go to site, log in through explorer, show groups how to access their grade level, teachers need to type content focus in drive, go back to grades and work time.


*K-2 should spend the Feb 3 faculty meeting time set SMART goal for EOY DIBELS/TRC teams should determine celebrations or MOY and begin thinking about celebrations for EOY Use remaining time for assessment planning/creating. Meet first in Oden's room (Rm 121) for Mrs Farmer to give directions.

My School Survey

2016 My School Survey process begins Monday, February 1 - Friday, February 5 (Harrison and Bosse Attendance Districts). Student surveys will be available through the EVSC Student Website (Netbook homepage) from February 1 to February 19, and each school’s survey has a unique password. Detailed instructions for our staff (including the password for Lodge) are included in a separate email to all 3rd-8th teachers, emailed Thursday, January 28th.


Parent surveys will be in your mailbox and will be sent home at end of day with every student on Monday, February 1st.


Instructional Staff: Building instructional staff (e.g., teachers, building administrators, classified instructional staff [assistants, social workers]) will be asked to complete an online survey. The survey is confidential and anonymous. On Monday, February 1, these employee groups will be sent a link to the survey through email (from Doug Berry (doug@diehlgrp.com)). The email will provide instructions to those staff who prefer to complete a hard copy.