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5 Great Rubric Making Tools

Click the link below to visit a great blog posting on resources of developing your own rubrics. http://elearningindustry.com/the-5-best-free-rubric-making-tools-for-teachers

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Response to Intervention Reflection Activity

Here is the worksheet we are using in our PLC groups today to assess our RtI systems.  We conducted the same activity last year and we will use the assessment data to compare our year-to-year growth. You only need to … Continue reading

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Forward Together: Research Based Grading Practices

For more information on what the research says about effective grading checkout the following book summaries: Elements of Grading (Doug Reeves) How to Grade for Learning (Ken O’Connor) Standards Based Grading (Thomas Guskey)

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Research Summary: Tips for Teacher Generated Tests (Spencer Salend)

Check out this great research summary that was recently published in Educational Leadership on the best practices for creating assessments.  This document will come in very handy, when our PLC teams begin creating common assessments later in the fall. Click … Continue reading

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Athena Regents Exam Trend Data (2002-2012)

Below you will find a PDF file with various charts and graphs that illustrate the trends in our Regents Exam results over the past 10 years.  As you know, over the past 10 years we have been hit hard by … Continue reading

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Initial Regents Results

Below you will find the initial results for the Regents Exams in 4 core areas.  I do not have LOTE results yet. You will notice that this compares proficiency and master results in each exam compared to the district results.

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Strategies for Checking for Understanding

Excerpts taken from: “Checking for Understanding” by Douglas Fisher and Nancy Frey in Principal Leadership, September 2011 (Vol. 12, #1, p. 60-62) In this article in Principal Leadership, San Diego State University professors Douglas Fisher and Nancy Frey describe an all-too-common … Continue reading

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District Grading Structure Moves from Letters to Numbers

Numeric grades will appear on progress reports and report cards in all classes. Honor roll designations will be calculated based on the grade point average (GPA) earned per semester and will recognize three levels of achievement: 95-100    High Honor Roll … Continue reading

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