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Standards-based assessment and Instruction

Teacher Sessions

Practitioner-Level Science Training:
Assess Student Performance and Use Results to Improve Performance

The Practitioner-Level Training for science is for participants who have a basic understanding of performance-based assessment and instruction as well as the Exemplars science assessment rubric. Typically, participants have some experience using Exemplars science material in their classrooms.

The Broad Agenda

  • Assess participants' student work to inform instruction
  • Discuss strengths and weaknesses evident in student work
  • Develop and share strategies for improving learning opportunities
  • Address specific questions pertaining to the Exemplars science assessment rubric to improve scoring validity and reliability
  • Learn how to embed inquiry-based investigations into the regular curriculum
  • Investigate strategies for increasing student communication
  • Review resources for working/assessment portfolios and use of preliminary planning sheets

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Here's What People Are Saying

The Southwest Vermont Supervisory Union (SVSU) in Bennington was trying to help its local community gain a better understanding of what students need to demonstrate in order to be successful on their math assessments. One of the most difficult sections of the exam is problem solving. Here, students are not only expected to determine the correct strategy, but also to explain their answers in writing, using math language and representation. For four years SVSU has used Exemplars as a curriculum tool in teaching its students how to solve these types of problems...

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