Educate Alabama Evidence

Beth Knight S9GS

2015-2016 Indicators... 2.11 and 3.3

Indicator 2.11

Analyzes and uses disaggregated standardized assessment results to inform planning for individual learners and classes

9/16/15 Data Meeting at CO

The BLT team attended a data meeting at the Central Office to learn about data from our feeder schools. Data indicates that we are moving in the right direction with our focus of practice.

9/23/15 Benchmark Test 1 Data

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October 2015

Data Room: Identify and post information on students who need attention based on their Aspire and Star Results. Use the information to see if classroom strategies are working.

December 2015-January 2016 Data Information

Update end of year (course) information for each of the previously identified students. Make adjustments for lesson plans for the new semester.

Identify and update information on new students.

March and April 2016: Data Use in Forming Lesson Plans

Using data from the unit test (via ZipGrade) on Homer's Odyssey, I devised lesson plans that carried over into the next unit. For example, several students were unable to recognize allusions and literary terms in the text, so while reading To Kill a Mockingbird, we are keeping a journal of allusions and literary terms which we discuss each day. The example below is from Day 7.
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Indicator 3.3

Uses age-appropriate instructional strategies to improve learners’ skills in critical literacy components

09/25 Textual Evidence

Students will focus on thematic ideas in To Kill a Mockingbird and provide textual evidence of those ideas which they will use in their essays. By writing the thematic ideas on the board and by having the students add textual evidence of the thematic ideas, students were able to gain a visual idea of how textual evidence fits with the thematic ideas in the novel.
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October 2015 Unit 2 Student Goal/Targets

Goal: I can continue to use Close Reading strategies to extract meaning from a variety of texts, write persuasive compositions investigating the role of archetypes, archetypal heroes, and modern heroes on theme development, and explore the persuasive techniques used by modern heroes in their own speeches.


1. I can recognize and evaluate the author’s

purpose, diction, imagery, syntax, and tone.

2. I can evaluate perspectives from literary

critics and develop my own ideas about their


3. I can analyze fiction to discover themes and

explain how those themes are developed.

10/05/15 #EngChat --Topic...Connected Reading

January 2016--Textual Evidence in Writing

March 2016: Symbolism in Jane Eyre

Students must find textual evidence for each symbol. They were also asked to make connections with various patterns/ideas to the textual evidence.
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April 2016--Textual Evidence in Writing

Other PD this Year

September PD

Canvas Break-Out Sessions; Opportunities to set-up and learn more about Canvas.

Advanced Ed Team Sessions: My team objective is Using Results for Continuous Improvement.

November PD Day

Evidence Based Writing: Lead by Britton

Collaboration: Lead by Oldacre

Aspire: Knight, Deiss, McLemore

Tech marketplace: My exhibit was about ZipGrade

February PD Day

Canvas Camp PD: I lead a Q & A session for teachers. This session was available to anyone who had questions about how to improve their use of Canvas. I also used my Canvas pages as examples and showed the teachers how to add specific links into Canvas.