Instruction, Assessment and Curriculum

Chad Putman
Director of Teaching and Learning
541 267-1319 or x1300

 

 

Peggy Thornton
TOSA
TAG, ELA, K-3 PLT, Instructional Tech
541 267-3104 x1301

 

 

Megan Free
Synergy Support
Meganf@coos-bay.k12.or.us

 

 

Jennie Nelson
Secretary
541 267-3104 or x1000

 


Research

BRT

Florida Center for Reading Research

Best Evidence Encyclopedia

Center On Instruction

IES What Works Clearinghouse

 


Resources

Language Arts (SBAC) Edmodo
Talented and Gifted (TAG)
Tech Plan
Essential Skills and Work Samples
PLTs and Data Teams
Reading
Writing
Oaks & State Report Card Tools
References
 

PLT

“Professional Development is not a workshop; it is the work place” -DuFour and Eaker, 1999

Friday PLC Time Expectations for Coos Bay School District

District PLT Structure

PLT-  A group of educators who share a common course, grade or student learning goal working interdependently and collaboratively using data, common formative assessments, CCSS or state standards and research-based strategies to achieve a specific SMART student learning goal which addresses a student performance deficiency.  Usually, this is a periodic 1-1.5 hour meeting regarding a student performance deficiency, considering student learning data and resulting in a brief but practical action plan which will be completed during remaining allocated PLT and/or planning time. This meeting is always recorded for future reflection/tracking of efforts for improvement.  The focus of PLts is school improvement through teamwork as opposed to individual class improvement.  Activities associated with PLTs include aligning grade level or content area curriculum to CCSS, vertical and horizontal alignment, assessment item and strand analysis, strategizing for increased use of best practices, organizing interventions and professional development geared toward solving a specific student performance deficiency.

Planning Time/ Team Time- This is time allocated in a teacher’s daily schedule for tasks such as determining responsibilities during an assembly or field trip, meeting with a teacher to discuss shared lesson plans or scope and sequence, PBS planning, consulting with staff about a student behavior issue and calling a parent.

Prep- This is time allocated for preparing to teach. This may happen on or off campus and includes developing lessons, studying content, correcting tests or gathering materials.


Student Centered Teaching and Learning (a.k.a. PBTL)

“In most situations, praise and criticism [including A, B, C, F] may refer to routine, almost mechanized, pronouncements of ‘Good’ or ‘No, you’re wrong.” this kind of feedback [for the purposes of instructional improvement] is not informative to the student; consequently, it may not have an impact on the child beyond the realization that he or she got the answer right or wrong.” – Harris & Rosenthal, 1985

Study Plan:

  1. Read A Repair Kit for Grading: Fifteen Fixes for Broken Grades by Ken O’Connor (2011). You may also watch the DVD which is the book minus the case studies. A few schools or PLCs have chosen to watch the dvd together and debrief.
  2. Read chapter 3, 5 and 6 from Formative Assessment & Standards-Based Grading by Robert Marzano (2010).
  3. Attend the proficiency based teaching and learning conference.
  4. Read It’s About Time: A Framework for Proficiency-Based Teaching & Learning by Diane Smith.
  5. Discuss ideas for getting started with Chad or your building’s coach.

Copies of the materials are available from you building principal or the curriculum department.

Rigor

Rubric or Conversion Scale?

BEC Proficiency Resources

HB2220

HB4150

CBD9 Resources available on SharePoint– Curriculum Folder

District Rubric for Grading

SPED, Accommodations and Modifications

Maximize Minimize

The Case Against the Zero

Leading the Change / Effective Grading Practices


Suggested Reading

The Art and Science of Teaching: A comprehensive Framework for Effective Instruction, Marzano (2007).

Formative Assessment & Standards-Based Grading, Marzano (2010).

What Really Matters for Struggling Readers: Designing Research-Based Programs, Allington (2001).

Common Formative Assessments: How to Connect Standards-Based Instruction and Assessment, Ainsworth & Viegut (2006).

Transformative Assessment, Popham (2008).

Raising the Bar and Closing the Gap: Whatever It Takes, DuFour, DuFour, Eaker & Karhanek (2010).


Math Instruction

Math Resource Page by Megan Free

Math Summit


Common Core State Standards (CCSS)

Use REAL for accessing the CCSS and state standards.  For ELA and math, select the CCSS version.

Common Core State Standards info page

CCSS Math CCSS ELA in Excel format for cutting and pasting into other documents

DOK/Bloom’s

Parent Toolkit

CCSS FAQ


Smarter Balanced Assessment (SBAC)

SBAC

Main Resource Page

SBAC Portal

SBAC Training and Practice Tests

SBAC Sample Summative Items

SBAC Technical Documents

Appendix B: Grade Level Tables for All Claims and Assessment Targets and Item Types

Parent Night Resources

 

Kinder Assessment

ODE Kindergarten Assessment Resources

Oregon Early Learning


Assessment Schedule

“When the cook tastes the soup, that’s formative. When the guests taste the soup, that’s summative.” -Robert Stake, 2010

K- 7 Assessment Schedule 2016-2017– K-7 will use this schedule.

ODE Oregon Statewide Testing Schedule – 8-12 will use this schedule.

 

ECBM Online Quick Start Guide


New Oregon Science Standards

List of standards by grade level

NSTA HUB

Next Generation Science Standards

Links to NGSS resources from OSTA

Presentation 3.17.15

K-5 Evidence Statements, 6-8 Evidence Statements

Textbook Adoption


Work Samples

The schedule for administering work samples can be found on page two of the K-7 Assessment Schedule.

Writing

Peggy Thornton’s Support Page

Writing Prompts K-12  These are suggested writing prompts.  Grade levels should choose a common prompt.  PLT-Ls are asked to coordinate this effort.  Consult with TOSAs for further help.

SBAC Scoring Guides Link1 Link2

Writing Scoring Guides ODE and 6 + 1 Scoring Guide

Math

Math Scoring Guide, Math Work Sample Tasks (Prompts) Alternate, Feedback Form K-8 9-12

Science

Science Scoring Guides, Student Template

Speaking

Speaking Scoring Guide, Speaking Sample TopicsStudent Guide

More

Resource Page


Synergy

Quick Reference Guide- Synergy Grade Book

FAQs About Synergy

Self-Help videos are posted at Staff Resources/SharePoint/Curriculum/Synergy Videos


Coos Bay Public Schools