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Standards-based assessment and Instruction

Teacher Sessions

Reading, Writing and Research in the Content Areas, 5-8

Exemplars Reading, Writing and Research workshop was developed for middle-level teachers to uniquely explore learning opportunities and student performance in standards-based language arts, history and social studies classrooms. Participants will learn how to accurately assess students' skills in reading, communication and research using the Exemplars rubric.

The Broad Agenda

  • Define the vocabulary of communication, standards and assessment
  • Gain an understanding of the Exemplars RWR assessment rubric
  • Assess student work using the Exemplars rubric
  • Link assessment results to standards and instruction to improve student performance
  • Investigate strategies to improve communication
  • Differentiate assignments to provide appropriate opportunities for all students
  • Identify student strengths and weaknesses in communication and provide appropriate feedback to students, parents and administrators
  • Use Exemplars rubrics to promote peer- and self-assessment

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