Barkstall Faculty Meeting Agenda Making the Difference Relationships, Rigor and RelevanceDate: February, 2012Purpose: Faculty MeetingDesired Results: To focus on student learningStarting Time: 3:20 p.m.Creating a culture of literacy and learning:Rigor & Relevance - School Improvement Plan - POAPStudent Learning - AIMSweb review: • In what groups and curriculum areas do you find student progress at your grade level? • In what curriculum areas do you find student progress across the school?NEXT STEPS: • Where in your school day is progress monitoring done with your students? • What progress monitoring is done during ET23? • How many students are your currently progress monitoring? List the students who fall in the tier 2 and tier 3 areas in Math and Reading. How will you monitor them for the next two quarters? (discussion for collaboration this week) • Next steps for CBM - predictor of reading success - Steven Stahl research put into practice - Janet • Fluency and its relationship to all components of Reading
i ," ! : " IFLUENCY is a critical factor in displaying successful reading. With the diverse methodsdesigned to develop fluency, this is an attainable characteristic. One method that isextremely effective in building fluency among readers is repeated reading. The termrepeated reading basically means that children repeatedly read the same text until theyhave reached the appropriate fluency level. This method is also meant to improve achilds accurate and automatic recognition fo words in a text, which is evident by thespeed at which a child read the test. Intertwined with the focus that was put on wordrecognition is also comprehension as a result of discussing the repeated reading.(Fluency First Chhabra & McCandle, 2004)What is Progess Monitoring?Progress monitoring is the scientifically and/or evidenced-based practice of asseSSing studentsacademic and behavioral performance on a regular basis. Progress monitoring serves twopurposes: 1. To determine whether students are making appropriate progress in the core instructional program. 2. To build more effective programs for the students who are not making appropriate progress.Why is Progress Monitoring Important?Progress monitoring assures that what schools are implementing is working. Ongoing progressmonitoring is extremely important. The continual collection of data and measurements providesa unique portfolio/picture outlining student needs. Progress monitoring assists school personnelin making decisions about the appropriate levels of interventions provided to students.What Would Schools Consider?Monitoring progress assists classroom teachers in identifying student performance levels, forexample, students who are struggling to make adequate progress. Through monitoring thestudents progress using classroom-based measures, the teacher may adjust instructionalstrategies, curriculum, methods of delivery, etc. to better meet individual student needs. Manyschools may use AIMSweb assessment to assess student progress in reading. , I / / ,I ..