Monday Memo
8-18-14

Curriculum Focus

Common Assessments For Math.....

  • You create the assessments before you plan instruction.
  • The first time you look at an assessment, should NOT be when you give the test!
  • 60% of math Florida Standards are written on DOK Level 1 & 2's.
  • Your assessment should assess to the level of the standards.
  • Make sure you address DOK 1 & 2 and extend DOK 3 & 4.
  • Do DOL level 2 in class, but ask level 3 & 4 questions.
  • You should have a grade level commonality on how you administer the test..
  • Do not send the assessments home until everyone on your grade level has given the test.
  • The common assessment can be performance, product or paper/pencil.
  • Remember to ask the 4 important questions....
  • 1)  How will we know when  each student has acquired the essential skill?
  • 2) What does mastery look like?
  • 3) How will we respond when some students do not learn the skill?
  • 4) How will we extend and enrich the learning for students who are already proficient?"

Celebrations

Birthdays.....8-25 Sharen Cox

Coming Up...

Monday:

Tuesday:

Wednesday:  Faculty Meeting - Grade Level WIGS

Thursday: 2:15 Cat. 1 and Cat. 2 Training in Conference Room

Friday:

Closing Thought

"The very essence of leadership is that you have to have a vision."- Theodore Hesburgh