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Session Description:

Knowing if and when students have mastered standards, knowledge or skills informs instruction and supports struggling students. Using classroom assessments and benchmarks can provide the real-time data needed to help students achieve their learning potential. This session will include the use of SchoolNet to deliver these assessments.

Session Presenters:

  • Dr. Drew R. Maerz, Director of Testing and Accountability, Asheboro City Schools - dmaerz@triad.rr.com

Learning Outcomes:
By the end of this session, participants will be able to:
  • Develop a shared language for common assessments and benchmarks
  • Explain the 60-minute common assessment process
  • Apply the guidelines for designing common assessments
  • Share tools for building common assessments
  • Expand from common assessments to benchmarks

Session Objectives:

Participants will:
  • experience a targeted skill common assessment
  • have a common language for common assessments
  • experience the components of the 60-minute common assessment cycle
  • learn how to focus on power standards or big ideas
  • capture common assessment data to inform instruction
  • expand this process from benchmark assessments

Agenda

Timeframe

Topic

Learning Objectives


Presentation and Files



0:00

Sample Common Assessments

Experience a targeted-skill common assessment
0:10

Share Experiences "common" in common assessment

Develop a shared vocabulary for common assessments
0:20

60-minute common assessment process

Walk through the 60-minute process
0:40

Power Standards and "big ideas"

Unpack standards to find Power Standards
0:50

Planning Assessments

Process for planning assessments
1:00

Documentation Sheet

Capturing common assessment work
1:05

Expanding to benchmarks

Link this process to benchmarks


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