Attached are links to Standard-Referenced Rubrics for Explanatory/Narrative Writing.
The ELA Committee continues to revise these rubrics so feedback is appreciated and welcome. Our intent is to align our District Quarterly Benchmark Writing Assessments with Alaska State Standards. Common prompts will be available in late November.
The rubrics are meant to not only be used for assessment, but also instruction.
Note: The Rubrics for grades 8 and 11/12 will be ready at the end of the week and will be distributed as soon as possible.
This information was shared with Principals at the Sept. 24, 2014 Administrator Meeting:
As of September 23rd the District Distance Learning Program has a total of 914 Semester class enrolments. This is our highest ever and if second semester enrollments follow the same trend we are on track to our highest enrollment year ever.
The Blended Learning Initiative Cohort for Year one of the grant has been selected. We have a total of fifteen (15) teachers who are involved representing upper elementary, middle school, and high school levels from across multiple content areas. Two of the teachers are from our partner districts (Cordova and Bristol Bay).
Schools with 5th and 10th Graders in attendance will all be administering the Gallop Student Poll/survey as a means of establishing benchmark data for our KPBSD Key Performance Indicators on Emotional Well Being. Tiffany Eck the Secondary Education Administrative Assistant is working with coordinators of the Gallop poll from each school. Questions contact Tiffany.
CTE Department announcement: Dan Bohrnsen our district’s CTE/WDC Coordinator is retiring at end of the 2014-2015 school year. We will be working on a transition plan very soon.
High Schools should be focusing on working with Juniors to make a decision on which College, Career Ready Assessment they will take and have the State of Alaska Pay for. Choices are the WorKeys, ACT, or SAT. This decision needs to be made by October 15th and returned to Julie Williams in the Assessment Department. Remember this is a graduation requirement replacing the HSGQE.
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.
TheReading 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.
TheK-12 Math intervention_Core-Tier IIIdocument 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.