We have now rolled out 2 important teaching strategies/resources: Thinking Maps & PALS
- During my awareness walks, I've seen teachers incorporate Thinking Maps as a teaching tool and students creating them as part of an assignment. Please continue to consistently integrate Thinking Maps as part of your instruction. I am meeting with the TM team this week to plan ways to support teachers as we continue to use TM in 2015.
- We did a great job of rolling out PALS last year, but I haven't noticed teachers implementing it as part of their instruction this school year. I know that teachers are incorporating literacy/writing, but we need to make sure we are using research-based strategies.
In order for any of these strategies/resources to work, CONSISTENCY is the key!
- 2 links are listed below to help you refresh your memory on PALS
- Student Lexile scores are part of our CCRPI score - MCHS gains points based on the number of students who receive a Lexile score of 1275 or higher on the 11th - American Lit. Milestone.
- 27.5% of MCHS students scored a 1275 or higher Lexile score on the 2014 American Lit. EOCT. Based on that data - MCHS scored 2.8 out of 10 possible points toward our 2014 CCRPI score.
800 - 1049 is basic (below grade level)
1050 - 1300 is proficient (on grade level)
1301 & above advanced (above grade level)