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Common Assessments. 5 Minute Write. Write a short sentence that describes each aspect of this year’s motto: Teaching Evaluating Assessing Motivating As a teacher, what do you need to do to ensure the success of each item?. Basic Questions. What do we want each student to learn?

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Common assessments

Common Assessments

5 minute write

5 Minute Write

  • Write a short sentence that describes each aspect of this year’s motto:

    • Teaching

    • Evaluating

    • Assessing

    • Motivating

  • As a teacher, what do you need to do to ensure the success of each item?

  • Basic questions

    Basic Questions

    • What do we want each student to learn?

    • What strategies will we use to facilitate learning?

    • How will we know when each student has learned it?

    • How will we respond when a student experiences difficulty in learning?

    T e a m


    • Teaching

    • Educating

    • Assessing

    • Motivating

    Common assessments



    Esea 2012 fed accountability scores

    ESEA 2012 Fed Accountability Scores

    • FMHS – 96.8

    • NFHS – 89.5

    • SPHS – 62.8

    • NWHS – 83.1

    • RHHS – 74.4

    • Clover – 88.4

    • York – 87.6

    • ILHS – 88.2

    • BHS – 67.9

    • AJHS – 77.1

    • LHS – 64.2

    Ap totals

    AP Totals

    Ap calculus

    AP Calculus

    Ap english

    AP English

    Ap us history

    AP US History

    Ap chemistry

    AP Chemistry

    Ap biology

    AP Biology

    Ap spanish

    AP Spanish

    Ap psychology

    AP Psychology

    Ap statistics

    AP Statistics

    Eoc algebra i

    EOC Algebra I

    Eoc english i

    EOC English I

    Eoc biology

    EOC Biology

    Eoc us history

    EOC US History

    Lcsd dropout data

    LCSD Dropout Data

    Brainstorm define assessment

    Brainstorm: Define Assessment?

    (noun) – the act of assessing; appraisal; evaluation.

    The evaluation of a student’s achievement in a course.

    What is a common assessment

    What is a Common Assessment?

    • A Common Assessment (CA) is an assessment typically created collaboratively by a team of teachers responsible for the same grade level, course, or content area.

    Why common assessments

    Why Common Assessments?

    • Analyze to identify:

      • where students’ learning lagged

      • areas of shortcomings

      • areas of strengths

      • what to reteach

      • which students require additional support/enrichment/intervention

      • short-term/long-term systemic solutions

    3 types of common assessments

    3 Types of Common Assessments




    Backward design process

    Backward Design Process

    • Identify Desired Results

      • What should students know, understand, and be able to do?

      • What is worthy of understanding?

      • What enduring understandings are desired?

    Backward design process1

    Backward Design Process

    • Determine Acceptable Evidence

      • How will we know if students have achieved the desired results and met the standards?

      • What will we accept as evidence of student understanding and proficiency

    Backward design process2

    Backward Design Process

    • Plan Learning Experiences and Instruction

      • What skills will students need to perform effectively and achieve desired results?

      • What activities will be used?

      • What will need to be taught and coached?

      • What materials and resources will be needed to accomplish our goals?

      • Is the overall design coherent and effective?

    Stephen r covey the seven habits of highly effective people

    Stephen R. Covey, The Seven Habits of Highly Effective People

    • To begin with the end in mind means to start with a clear understanding of your destination. It means to know where you are going so that you better understand where you are now so that steps you take are always in the right direction.



    • Reflection is an important part of designing CA’s … Consider the following questions when meeting with your group:

      • How well did the assessment meet the desired purpose and provide a valid measure of the targeted standard?

      • How did the assessment encourage communication with students about learning?

      • What changes might be made before the next administration regarding purpose, targets, design to make the assessment more meaningful?

    Goals for ilhs

    Goals for ILHS

    2012 Common Assessments:

    • EOC courses

    • End of quarterly grading periods (3 tests)

    • Designed by department PLCs

    • Summative CA’s are EOC’s

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