Thank you for your hard work administering the PTA’s. I hope that you are finding the data helpful as you make instructional decisions related to your students’ needs and plan with your team.
Performance Task Assessments (PTA):
Scores must be entered by Friday, February 19.
Hope everything is going well for you and your students. Please let us know if you have any questions or need any assistance. Visit the Educational Services website to view Anchor Papers for your grade level.
Unfortunately, we had some confusion related to our two new attendance contests. We will begin our classroom “Emory Eagles Soaring to Success Contest this week (the letters which had been prepared for your classrooms went missing). We will track the weekly winners for our student level contest in the office. We appreciate your support of these initiatives. Our students miss out when they are absent from your classroom. As it takes time for you to catch up students after their absences, it impacts you and the other students in your class as well.
We began our time together this week by sharing something that we are grateful for. If you are interested in learning more about practicing gratitude for yourself, your family or your classroom. Check out one or more of the links below.
Now that the Benchmark Assessment window is closing, scoring the assessments becomes the next task. Entering the data and assigning a score can become the focus. Let’s remember the big picture. This is the time where we look at what students can do and what they need support with, according to the standards. Take the time in PLCs to look for trends, discuss what was taught and why students responded the way they did. Let the data drive the decisions you make around instruction. In our staff development looking at data was tedious at times, but the conversation about the successes and challenges were productive. Identifying the needs of our students will guide the action taken in instruction. The action doesn’t have to be all out change, just what you feel comfortable with to meet the need of one student, a group or the whole class. I look forward to the opportunity to participate in this work with you all.