"The Oskaloosa Syllabus"
December, 2012 - INFORMATION AND NEWS YOU CAN USE!
Smarter Balanced Assessment - Replacing Iowa Assessments
- 2013-2014 - field testing will take place and schools will have sample test available to them in the summer/fall of 2014
- 2014-2015 - full implementation will take place across the consortium
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Learning Target Expectations
1st Grade is the PLC to Watch for December!
1st Grade SMART Goal and Action Plan for 2012-2013
SMART Goal: 100% of first grade students will grow four or more guided reading levels with 80-100% comprehension by the end of the year.
Small group instruction planning
*Guided Reading grouping
*Closer analysis of running records
*Analysis of data walls for grouping
*Receive input from Jen Groenenboom, instructional coach, during data wall analysis and possibly classroom observations
DLT Met November 6th
Learning Target #1: I can determine and describe the attributes of quality instruction within the Characteristics of Effective Instruction (CEI)
Learning Target #2: I can analyze the "look for's" in order to determine the Characteristics of Effective Instruction embedded within them.
1. Walk-About Kiosk Activity around the Characteristics of Effective Instruction
2. Looked at the "Tool for Improvement" - Decided that PLC's would distribute and Principals would provide additional information about the tool used during walk through observations
3. Discussion about eliminating letter grades at the 3-5 level. It was determined we would investigate this by asking parents and teachers impacted. Mary will share the results at the next DLT meeting
- Each teacher will receive 2 posters: CEI and Bloom's Taxonomy - they will be distributed in December
- Elementary SPED teachers will meet with DE representatives to discuss a literacy project
Iowa Reading Corp
Mr. Milledge, KP-1 Principal, Jen Groenenboom, Instructional Coach, and Dr. Cooksley, Director of Curriculum and Instruction attended an informational meeting in October to determine if we would be interested. This project would fit perfectly into the RTI process and the interventions students need and would be successful.
A meeting with the local United Way took place Tuesday, November 27, 2012 to determine the next steps in the application process. If the grant by the United Way is not accepted, this project will not move forward. We are hoping Oskaloosa Elementary can take part in this project next school year!