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Standards-based assessment and Instruction

Leadership Sessions

The Standards-Based Classroom:
What to Look For and How to Support Your Teachers

This workshop provides an opportunity for leaders and administrators to understand the basics of standards-based assessment and instruction and scientific inquiry in their schools' classrooms and to support teachers with the process.

The Broad Agenda

  • Discuss ways to move scientific inquiry and communication forward as a whole staff
  • Discuss what to look for in a standards-based classroom and how to question students about their scientific inquiry and communication
  • Define the vocabulary of scientific-inquiry assessment and communication
  • Define the types of assessment that an educator incorporates in her/his teaching
  • Study and apply the Exemplars scientific inquiry and communication scoring rubric
  • Link the Exemplars science inquiries and scoring rubric to state grade-level expectations depth of knowledge, state release items, etc.)

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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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