It's great to see discipline numbers down from last month and compared to last year at this time. There are so many students being tardy to class, I like to see the number, thank you Ms. Mize- I wonder how we can get students to feel more urgent about getting to class on time?
Glad to see that in all grades the percentage of Proficient and Advanced on the SRI is going up since SRI #1.
I like being able to visualize the number of tardies as well- thank you for doing that Ms. Mize.
I am bad about making sure a student has a hall pass for office, etc- I will definitely have to work on that.,
I was unaware that they needed one if called to the office to check out.
That is GREAT Lexile data! Thank you, Ms. Mize, for the tardy information. This year's discipline looks better than the years past. :-)
I love to see that SRI scores have gone up from the beginning of the year! I personally have seen growth in most of my classes. I can't wait to see how my newcomers have improved as well.
I have also been using reciprocal teaching 3-4 days/week. I gave my students a survey to see how they felt about this teaching technique. The majority said it takes some getting used to and may take more time to complete, but that they understand the text better this way.
One way I have tweaked this process, since I have tables that seat 3 students, is that ALL students play the role of summarizer on top of another role.
several of my ESS student made slight gains on SRI....looks like an 'overall trend'
Thank you for all the charts and info! It was so easy to break it down! I cannot believe the number of students being late to class!
Glad to see that the discipline numbers from last year are down!
Proud to see gains on SRI
It is nice to see a number with the amount of tardies from the month of Jan. I am interested to see how the numbers change over the months to come. I hope that they decrease and students start to understand the value of being to school on time.
I have had great success with the reciprocal teaching. The kids like it so much better than PALS.
It is nice to see the number of tardies students have. Also it is good to see SRI scores improve.
The challenge, it seems, with the lexile levels is to push forward the Below Basic and Basic students. It would be good to see those two categories much smaller.
I agree about pushing those below and basic students forward. Those students progressing will really impact our CCRPI with their growth. I also think we have to continue to challenge those advanced learners. Differentiation and individualization!
Having 'students talk and explain more than I talk and explain' is a challenge, but I'm focusing on doing a better job with that in my classroom.
It is absolutely one of the hardest things to do sometimes! However, our students should be more exhausted at the end of the day than the teachers!
Flu bug hitting hard
Discipline numbers are down compared to previous January numbers. But faculty absences are up. This flu is no joke.
If anyone sees a large protractor around the school, please let me know. It was my hall pass and went missing last week...
Interesting that the 9th graders have the greatest % in the advanced lexile category. Wonder why this is?
This group of 9th graders has some really sharp students in it. They are hard workers and started asking about Dual Enrollment early this year. We will see an increase in the number of 10th graders who are in college courses next year.
Love to hear that about the freshman, especially since I will have one next year.
Glad to see the discipline referrals are down last month. Happy to see the Lexile scores are improving!
Proud of my students who go make up and finish work during intervention that is the only class I have that is not missing any assignments. Woohoo.
That is a lot of tardies for the shortened month of January.
I'm glad to see improvements in SRI scores as well as the helpful information on student tardies.
Nice to have everything in detailed charts makes it much easier to process and use this data.
I only had one opportunity to implement reciprocal teaching in my classes before testing began. It went well, but there were some kinks that could be worked out. Looking forward to hearing any good "tweaks" people may have discovered.
Great SRI scores, not so great on student tardies and teacher absences. I think the absences are going to be even higher for February, by the looks of it!
I am so glad to see the SRI scores are improved across all grade levels. So, you guys will now send back the hall pass when a student checks out? Is it okay to send a checkout note instead? If so, I will makeup one that I can just write their name and time on and let the front office throw it away.
I was thinking the same thing about the pass for check outs. Would it be possible for us to implement some kind of disposable pass for students checking out? Also, what do we do when 2 or 3 students want to check out books on Wednesdays during literacy intervention? Would a paper pass be OK then?
You can send multiple students with one pass if they are going to the same location.
Please do not create any type of pass as we would not be able to verify if it was teacher created or student created. A signed and dated note for students who are going to intervention with another teacher is fine, but all other students should have the green pass. The turn-around time on the pass being returned shouldn't be but a few minutes. If it doesn't, however, just let us know, and we will work on that from our end.
Brittney Adams said, "I wonder how we can get students to feel more urgent about getting to class on time?" Coming from the career focused area, I know that this is a concern for employers, as it sets up a trend for life. We truly need to come up with a plan that conveys the necessity of timeliness in school and in the workplace.
It's great to see discipline numbers down. Tardies are defiantly an issue. And thanks for the data in the charts. It some how makes it real when you see it like that.
It is good to see that discipline numbers are still lower.
In my class, I have repeat offenders for tardiness. The other students make an effort to arrive on time.
I have written more tardies lately and it doesn't seem to bother the students. Perhaps an after school detention program is a possibility. It is done at other schools.
We are open for suggestions on the tardies. We have, however, tried the after school detention in the past. Students who ride the bus do not have transportation, and that becomes an even bigger battle to fight. That is actually the reason we moved to the lunch detention. I think the main thing we can all do is be more proactive in moving students through the halls.
I have been wondering about tardies and glad to be able to see a visual now. Thanks Ms. Mize!
It seems that our focus on literacy across content areas has contributed to improved Lexile scores.
Good to see lexiles going up....
THANKS SO MUCH, MRS. MIZE for your chart of tardies and all the other support you give to us and the students! Glad to see SRI progress. We are still tweaking the reciprocal teaching and appreciate all the sharing and tips!
Looks like MCHS is trending in a positive way...I wonder if tardies will trend in a positive way as well now that we are measuring it.
Thanks for the increased rigor tips. I really like the error analysis after the assessment tip. I don't think we do enough of that. We grade the test, give it back, and go on. I think the students would gain a lot from error analysis.
Nice to get a chance to look at all the numbers. Thanks to all who compiled them; it was an interesting to look at where we stand.
Good to see an increase in Proficient and advanced students on the SRI.
I've wonder about marking those students absent that have a non-instructional form. I always mark them absent, but sometimes it doesn't get changed in the computer. I guess I need to inform Holly in those instances.
Yes--let Holly know. She takes the list of students who are supposed to be on the trip from the non-instructional form and then takes the list of the students who did not show-up for the trip and enters them in as either on the field trip or absent. She sometimes gets interrupted while she is keying things in, so I know she would appreciate the follow-up if you notice something isn't correct.
I was glad to see that some of our students are leaving the basic lexile level and entering the proficient and advanced levels. It looks like our literacy strategies are helping!
I am so proud of our lexile growth. We have already beaten the % of proficient and advanced lexiles that we ended with in 2017 in all grade levels. It's only the middle of the year. I cannot wait to see our end of year results.
The referrals for discipline seem to be getting better versus last year. Thank you for the good data on Lexiles. It is great to see some growth in the scores.
SRI growth is promising. I'm concerned, however, that a substantial percentage of students still test at Basic or Below Basic.
I agree with you Josh. It is good to see the growth and improvement; however, hopefully, we can get students to start achieving higher scores rather than just scoring at the minimal level.
Making students fill out their own tardy slip before they enter class keeps students aware of on time responsibilities in the shops. Also, I agree with letting students struggle with a task or problem before the answer is given. This, I believe builds character.
I agree with you, Mr. Steele. These are both very good ideas. Productive struggle is crucial and one of the easiest ways to increase rigor.
That's a lot of tardies. I wonder how many of those are tardies to first period versus the rest of the day...
The reciprocal teaching method has worked well in my classroom. It also serves as a means for differentiating instruction.
SRI scores are looking good. I'm afraid faculty attendance for February is going to sky rocket, however. I had much rather work.........
I was not aware that we were supposed to give the students a pass when they were called from the office.
I will do better with that, however, I try not to let my students out unless it is a dire emergency.
I, like many others here apparently, was unaware that event the office-called dismissal students were required to have a pass. Easy fix for that, though.
I was a bit shocked to see that January Faculty attendance was so poor...This month has already seen a lot of illness; lets hope it doesn't get worse.
I am happy with the consistency of the rigor in classrooms; I think students are starting to catch on to the level of self-directed THINKING that we are demanding of them. I think it can only make them stronger!
Hate to see how bad the teacher absences were for the last month, but the flu hit everyone-- hopefully it is almost over.
Love to see all of the charts-- makes everything so easy to read and see what the improvements are.
Good to see discipline numbers down.
Great to see the steady increase in SRI scores from BoY to MoY for each grade level.
Dana FordMCHS Curriculum Instruction Facilitator