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Anne Bubnic

Finding Balance: Assessment in the Middle School Classroom [Stiggins] - 0 views

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    Most teachers routinely develop and communicate to students and parents the various plans and policies that govern the middle school classroom. Usually, this includes a classroom management plan, a grading policy, an instructional plan linked to state and district curriculum standards, a homework policy, and perhaps an intervention plan detailing what will happen for students if they fall behind.\n\nRarely do teachers include a classroom assessment plan. Most teachers typically don't develop this plan because it has been our history to see assessment as a series of isolated testing events: tests given at the end of an instructional unit or time period, like the end of a semester. However, as it turns out, students achieve at higher levels when teachers think more deeply about how their classroom assessments fit into their larger instructional environment.
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Anne Bubnic

Student Grouping in a PLC - 1 views

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    There is a significant difference between differentiated instruction and differentiated curriculum. Tracking is dedicated to the later. Differentiated instruction is not just clustering all students with similar learning needs into one group and providing them with different curriculum, but rather it requires giving students who are struggling to learn the essentials more time, more support, and new learning experiences with different strategies and different structures such as small-group instruction and individual tutoring.
Anne Bubnic

Improving School Board Decision-Making: The Data Connection - 3 views

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    These materials are for school board members who want to know more about how to use data to make good decisions for children in public schools. Trainers who work with school board members also can use these materials at state and national conferences or in local training sessions.
Anne Bubnic

Assessment FOR Learning: What a Difference A Word Makes [pdf] - 5 views

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    Article by Rick Stiggins.
Anne Bubnic

Authentic Assessment Toolbox Home Page - 12 views

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    A how-to text on creating authentic tasks, rubrics and standards for measuring and improving student learning.
Anne Bubnic

Remark OMR (Optical Mark Recognition) and Web Survey Software for survey scanning, test... - 2 views

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    Flagship product, Remark Office OMR®, is the leading scanning software for collecting and analyzing data from plain-paper OMR (optical mark recognition) forms, using any common image scanner. You have the flexibility to create and print your own OMR (or "bubble") forms, and scan them with your TWAIN compatible image scanner.
Anne Bubnic

Remark K-12 Education - 11 views

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    Whether you are scanning paper tests and forms or collecting data online, Remark products provide you with the tools you need to get your results quickly.
Anne Bubnic

Art of Teaching - Assessing Learning - 5 views

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    Assessment is most often associated with grading, but there are in fact several other purposes for assessment which are just as (if not more) important to teaching and learning.
Anne Bubnic

Leading the Charge for Real-Time Data - 2 views

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    Well before the idea of using data to manage schools gained prominence on the national stage, Oklahoma's Western Heights school district had made the ideal of real-time, data-driven decisionmaking a reality. Back in 2001, Superintendent Joe Kitchens was already being spotlighted for his focus on creating a longitudinal-data system that would give teachers in the 3,400-student district the ability to make quick decisions to improve student learning, while reducing the time spent compiling reports.
Anne Bubnic

Integrating Data Into the Decision-Making Equation. - 1 views

    • As school districts embark on the change process, they face many barriers to the adoption of data-driven decision making.

      • School district leaders have not embraced continuous improvement.
      • Priorities are not clear and goals are not tied to measurable objectives.
      • Data is not collected uniformly between organizations and over time.
      • Outdated technology cannot be used effectively.
      • Educators lack training to define data requirements and apply data.
      • Stakeholders do not trust the data collected or how it will be used.
    • Reports need to be timely, tied to objectives, and available to people with the responsibility and ability to act on them. Data reports that show data in different ways such as tables, charts, graphs, and trends enable more people to access and understand the information. Some of the decisions that might be made with data reports include:

    • Tracking student achievement for diagnosis and placement
    • Changing beliefs and attitudes that all students can learn
    • Guiding teacher professional development
    • Linking interventions to results
    • Using data to create school improvement plans and assess progress
    • Allocating district resources
  • The IT infrastructure underpinning most data-driven decision making systems requires a significant investment in hardware, software, implementation, and maintenance.
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    The successful integration of data into a district's decision-making process requires both a culture of change and a data management system to support change. Nice chart of progress quadrants included in the discussion.
Anne Bubnic

Predictive Value of Selected Benchmark Assessments in the MidAtlantic Region. - 0 views

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    Many school districts have begun to administer periodic assessments to complement end-of-the-year state testing. Assessments are used to guide instruction, monitor student learning, evaluate teachers and predict scores on future state tests.
Anne Bubnic

Pivot Tables and Charts [Video Tutorials] - 0 views

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    The Pivot tables and chartsfeature in Excel lets educators begin disaggregating and analyzing data within seconds (literally) of receiving original data files from state departments, testing companies, and/or school districts. These ten tutorials show how to use what is perhaps the most powerful data analysis tool within Excel
Anne Bubnic

Wake-Up Call Brings a Jolt of Alignment to the Curriculum - 0 views

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    From the National Staff Development Council. Teacher leaders hear the warning and develop common assessments to improve student achievement.
Anne Bubnic

ISTE Classroom Observation Tool - 2 views

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    The ISTE Classroom Observation Tool (ICOT®) is a FREE online tool that provides a set of questions to guide classroom observations of a number of key components of technology integration.
    1. TEACHERS can use ICOT to learn from colleagues.
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Anne Bubnic

Crunching the Numbers - American School Board Article [pdf] - 0 views

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    Districts are collecting more data than ever, but are they using it to improve performance?
Anne Bubnic

Consider the Evidence: Evidence-driven decision-making - 0 views

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    All schools have data about student achievement. To make the most of these data to improve learning, we need to take be aware of many other factors - evidence that describes our students' wider learning environment.
Anne Bubnic

Framework for a Comprehensive Ed Data System in California - 0 views

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    The 118 page report, "Framework for a Comprehensive Education Data System in California - Unlocking the Power of Data to Continually Improve Public Education," recommends significantly expanding and linking information from California's K-12 system to data from pre-K, higher education, workforce, and social services data systems to inform decisions that extend beyond K-12.
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