PLCs and Formative Assessment

2.20.14 MHarrison

Attached is the powerpoint Merilou used during the training on PLCs and Formative Assessment 2/20 & 2/21.  The link to the video she shared is embedded for your easy reference.  Pasted below are links to two wordles made of the definitions your teams created during the Formative Assessment exploration.  The first link is from day one and the second link is from day two.

Finally, thank you to everyone who has already submitted their agenda for Wednesday’s early release (they are due to Sean & your director by today.)  Remember, if your site is not going to start focusing on Formative Assessment as a piece of your PLC team work this week, you still need to send us your agenda, but you must also send us the plan for when you anticipate your PLC teams will be ready to engage in this new learning and work.   Please contact your director if clarification is needed.

New Intervention Resource Documents

Please click on the hyperlinks below to see the two new useful documents for your I-team to utilize as they determine interventions for students in all grades for reading and math.

The Reading Error Analysis Intervention Guide will help your I-team narrow/define the student deficit and lists specific choices to target the deficit that are available in our district for providing intervention.  Please see the Reading Intervention Description Matrix  (on the intervention webpage) for a more detailed description of the programs and links to the what works clearinghouse effectiveness reports.  Not all schools will have every resource listed.  This is a list containing suggestions that you may have access to in your building and provides direct instruction strategies as well.

The K-12 Math intervention_Core-Tier III  document provides a framework to present what intervention can look like at the different grade levels and the different tiers of intervention. This is the first time this has been defined to this detail and has valuable information to help guide math intervention.

The RTI committee has worked hard to ensure that these documents and strategies will be applicable to all grade levels.

Please take a few minutes to look over the new documents.  These are great resources to have on hand at each I-team meeting.

These will be posted under the resources heading on the Intervention Webpage.

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