TCAP Practice Tests (2014)

As you are aware, schools will not be receiving hard copies of the TCAP Practice tests this school year. If you are interested in using them as a resource though, they can still be found online.  There are also proficiency tables that have been published in case you were interested …

DEA Test C Is Viewable in the DWH

DEA Test C assessment results available prior to intersession are now viewable in the DWH. This includes DEA Common Core (2nd grade). The data will be re-uploaded later on in April to include all grades/students who will be testing after the students return to school on Monday. UPDATE:  DEA Test …

2013-14 DEA Standard Analysis (A, B, & C)

I have updated the DEA Standard Analysis to include Test C(3).  You can access the PDFs for grades 2, 3, and 4 below. The original purpose of this document was to highlight the inconsistency of tested SPIs from one DEA test to the next.  Also, you will notice that for …

Elementary Individualized Student Learning Plan

At the beginning of the 2013-14 school year, an Individualized Student Learning Plan template was shared with all Elementary School Principals. The template includes sections for assessment and intervention data so that teachers can better meet the needs of each individual student. The template has now been incorporated into a …

DWH School Dashboard Now Includes Chronic Absences

The school dashboards in the DWH (High School, Middle School, and Elementary School) now include a section for Chronic Absences. Chronic Absences are defined as missing 10% or more of enrolled days. The report indicates the number of students by grade level and clicking on the number of students will …

Analyzing My Results: DEA-C

You can find the documents below that support the confidence based marking approach and “Analyzing My Results” process from the Classroom Assessment for Student Learning (see below) book focusing on formative assessment. I have linked the answer sheets for 3rd and 4th Math, RLA, and Science as well as the …

Washington Post Article – RE: Data Walls

Data Walls can be informative and useful when it comes to reflective practice but we do have to be mindful of the perhaps unintended negative effects that can be the outcome when used inappropriately.  And of course, there is that matter of FERPA. http://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/answer-sheet/wp/2014/02/14/how-data-walls-in-classrooms-can-humiliate-young-kids/