On October 23rd, 2014, we updated our
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We engage, challenge, and inspire children to reach their potential and develop their own voices within an inclusive, diverse, and collaborative community that values distinct contributions and abilities. We prepare teachers to implement our vision, mission, and values, and we share our educational approach with the larger community.
Begin to answer our guiding questions by getting smarter about assessment and “data”
Name what we already do and how it supports student learning
Expand our collective knowledge about assessment and the use of data to “inform” instruction
Clarify the 2011-2012 School Wide Professional Learning Objectives
Review the “new” lesson plan format and Observation Cycle
We write to understand ourselves. Writing is thinking.
We discover how much we know rather than how little we know by writing.
Our voice on the page reveals what we think and how we feel.
In your writer’s notebook
Think about a time when you learned something new…
What kind of support helped you understand?
How did you know you “got it”?
How are we meeting each child’s needs? When you learn something new… Support that helped you get there… Getting to “got it”… Vision of Learning Target leading to “ Understanding” Assessment & Differentiated Instruction Assessment & Reflection
“ To Sit Beside”
Assessment derived from the Classical Latin word “assidere” (sit by, council, be near, assess)
Assessment of Learning
Assessment for Learning
Assessment As Learning
How do we measure what children already know as well as what they can do within a lesson, unit, school year? Diagnostic Formative Summative Before During After
Designed to determine a student’s entry point relative to the learning objectives as a unit of study begins