Module 7: Preparing for My Mid-Year Conversation. APS Teacher Evaluation. Check for Understanding- Fist to Five?. Rate your understanding of the revised teacher evaluation system: Fist – I didn’t know it was changed.
Rate your understanding of the revised teacher evaluation system:
Create and implement teaching and learning strategies
Step 4: Monitor student progress through on-going formative assessmentWhat is student progress goal setting?
Determine whether the students achieved the goal
Create specific learning goals based on pre-assessment
On the chart paper on your table list the ways you are monitoring students’ progress towards achieving your SMART goal.
Activity 1: What key questions does the evaluator ask?
Insert example from school’s ILT SMART goal and data summary.
Look for adjustments in this order:
Music Example: At least 80% of my students will meet or exceed the benchmark for the music assessment which is a score of 3 or proficient on the rubric. (When using Smart Music, a score of 75% or greater will be proficient.) [18 total students]
From Checking for Understanding, King Features Syndicate.
Checking for Understanding
TOOL- APS Comprehensive Assessment Inventory4. What data sources would be appropriate for …
Activity 3: Preview the text
Think about “In what ways will this help me check for understanding more frequently?”
Turn and talk
Skim the text- APS Assessment Inventory (5 minutes).
Select one phrase that strikes you.
(1-2 minutes) Participant [sharer] closest to the door reads the phrase s/he selected including why s/he selected it.
Each listener has 1 uninterrupted minute to “reflect back” on what the sharer said.
Final word: sharer has 1 minute uninterrupted time to react to what has been said in the group.
Repeat the cycle with the person to the right of the first sharer.
Text- APS Assessment Inventory
• What Assumptions does the author of the text hold?
• What do you Agree with in the text?
• What do you want to Argue with in the text?
• What parts of the text do you want to Aspire to?
Identify (star/highlight) which strategies you currently use in your classroom/program (page 47-50).
Talk to your neighbor about how these checks for understanding lead to changes in your instruction.
Identify 2-3 checking for understanding strategies you do not currently use that you will incorporate in your work to achieve your SMART goal.
Plan for utilizing 1-2 of these in your SMART goal work.
Brief 6: Standard 4-Assessment of and for Student Learning
Be ready to share the description of the evidence and why you might include it.5. Mid-year Conversation and Progress on Documentation Log
“Arlington Public Schools will provide every student with highly effective educators that have the necessary tools to positively impact student learning and growth.”