Weekly Message

Monday, November 16, 2015

Essential Component of Classroom

“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)

Applying Webb's DOK Levels in Reading

Level 1: Recall

· Requires students to use simple skills or abilities to recall or locate facts from the text

· Focus on basic initial comprehension, not on analysis or interpretation

· Items require shallow/ literal understanding of text presented and often consist of verbatim recall from text or simple understanding of a single word or phrase

Level 2: Skill/Concept

·Requires both initial comprehension and subsequent processing of text or portion of text

· Important concepts are covered but not in a complex way

· Items at this level may include words such as “paraphrase, summarize, interpret, infer, classify, organize, collect, display, and compare”

· Items may require students to apply skills and concepts that are covered in level 1

Next week Level 3 and 4 in Reading

Faculty Meeting: Wednesday, November 18, 205

Vertical Alignment of Math Standards

K-4 Math: 1st Grade Data PM K-4 with 1st PM Follow-up on vertical CFAs: Rm 113 Padlet

5-8 Math: 6th Grade Data PM 5-8 with 6th PM Follow-up on vertical CFAs: Rm 306 Padlet

Daniels/Farmer Whole Brain/HOD/Close Reading & other teaching strategies ELA/Related Arts/Science & Social Studies Standards SL1-4, ML.1-2: Art Rm CFU - Padlet


Watson: Building Forms eLearning Support - Infusing Assessments with TEIs (Google Forms - CFUs, grouping kids based on CFU info.)