April 4, 2016
Week at a Glance
Offer Letters and Non-Renewal Letters
Maximize Student Performance
If you have ever ran in a race, often times as people reach the finish line they are tired, out of breath, sweaty, numb. Everything inside them may be telling them to stop. No matter how fast or slow they may be running it is just important to put all of their effort forth and finish STRONG. Instructionally, we have to maintain the same focus. It’s been a year full of many ups and downs, exciting success and unexpected hiccups. No matter what, we owe it to our creative learners to push them and ourselves to finish STRONG.
Majority of our standards have been taught but perhaps not all have been mastered. If we want our students to finish strong, let’s shift them to applying the knowledge they have learned thus far. When instruction is delivered on the application level, then the likelihood of standards mastery dramatically increases. As we begin this week and end this year, how will you make your instruction reach the application level on a daily basis?
A few resources below will be very beneficial in aiding you in doing just that. Shifting to performance tasks in mathematics and frequent usage of constructed responses in Reading will better prepare our students for the next grade level. Welcome back and happy teaching!
EAGLE 2.0 provides Louisiana teachers the ability to build online tests, assign them to students, and receive student and class performance reports on items aligned to state adopted standards. Eagle provides resources for grade levels 1 through 6 in Math/ELA performance tasks and constructed response.
Math Performance Tasks