Below are the Content Weights for each EOC. I will be replacing the Study Guides with the 2017 version on the Resource page. Check there for the latest information published.
Specific testing instructions for BM3, SRI, and EOC's are being communicated via email, but you will find a summary of all testing dates below.
Benchmark 3 Window is March 24 - March 29.
A specific schedule will be confirmed with department chairs by Tuesday and posted. Please let them know whether you would like to give your benchmarks online or via paper/pencil as soon as possible. Once that is done, labs and carts can be assigned. Do NOT try and reserve labs until the schedule has been confirmed.
21 Tools for Conducting Digital Formative Assessments
Looking for new ways to quickly assess students and gather information on what they know or find new ways to incorporate technology? Follow this link and try something different this week. Don't forget to comment so others can benefit from your experiences...
A student-response system that you can use to ask questions to the class in a variety of ways. Check out the website with quick tutorial video by clicking on the picture to the right.
Assign assessments from exit tickets to quizzes to "show your work" questions using this free tool. Instant data!
All scheduled tests should be finished by Wednesday.
Makeups must be completed no later than Friday, 1/20/17.
Below you will find directions for printing reports. There are several options available, depending on the data you wish to see. We will discuss this in more detail at the PLC meetings beginning next week.
At a minimum, student results should be included, with those not mastering standards highlighted. One of the standards teachers are rated on in TKES, is "Assessment Uses" and the PowerSchool reports are an ideal way to use the data to drive instruction. This report could be included in your Portfolio and used to differentiate instruction depending on the skill/standard in question.
If you need a prep resource for SAT/ACT, check this one out and let me know what you think.
Mrs. White has graciously offered to share her screencast with the staff detailing how to use the reporting functions in PowerSchool. It is fantastic - brief, informative, and easy to follow along. Please take a look!
There are also a few other key contact people that can help with the reporting features as well as myself. Feel free to contact any of us with questions or comments.
Josh Hensley Joel Brown Matt Harris Shelby White
Learn how to create assessments and interpret data in our new Assessment program! Webinar will begin at 3:30 pm on Wednesday, 10/5, in the Career Lab. There are item banks for ELA, Math, Science, and Social Studies courses. Unlike Achievement Series, this can be used for every day assessments like starters, quizzes, and unit tests. You will love PowerSchool!
Benchmarking dates will be posted once training and all test items and exams have been completed. Stay tuned...:)
I will also post this under DATES to KNOW for future reference and easy access.
If you like, you may use the spreadsheet found below with the formula to find out your student growth. In case anyone doesn't use EXCEL, I created 7 sheets (one for each period) so that you may have all of your data in one place.
Before the end of the year, every teacher administering the SLO will need to come see me and fill in the Target sheet with the SLO-Post information.
Remember, 41% is our goal!! I've seen some great growth scores already - congratulations!!
The actual title was "8 Ways to Pose Better Questions in Math Class" but don't let that scare you away. These questioning techniques would apply to any content. Check it out - there are some great tips in this article . I especially liked tip 2, 3, and 5!
Thank you Mrs. Plemons for sharing!
I'm sure many of you have seen your students with their Math INB's, which were introduced and implemented in the Math classes at the beginning of the year.
Students are engaged in class, becoming more organized, and accountable for their learning! Basically, students are creating their own textbooks filled with what you deem important - vocabulary, notes, practice problems, Thinking Maps, etc!
If you are interested in finding out more about them or how to use them in your class, let me know by commenting. I'd love to see MCHS using them in all content areas! If you have any questions, feel free to ask me or a Math teacher how they work.
A great time to begin using them would be at the beginning of the semester - I could easily set up a workshop where you can get started right away. It is so simple!!
It is now possible to view 2014-2015 Milestones data for your current students in SLDS! When you login, you should be able to click on one of your classes and find Milestones data from last year. You can dig all the way down to the domain to get information on your students' achievement. I have come across some instances where only data from 2013-2014 is available and have passed that information on so hopefully everything will be released from the state soon.