|Have a plan.
|Plan for Success
|Our Children Deserve No Less!
|Expect success. Settle for no less.
|(1) Skills Readiness
Children must be ready to have a positive learning experience in whatever
class they are taking. Teachers must deal with the reality that the pre-existing
skill levels of the children enrolled in their classes are not uniform.
Tools (tests) exist to help teachers rapidly determine pre-existing gaps.
These gaps must be known -- and then dealt with.
|(2) Active Formative Assessments
Formative refers to Assessments OF Learning.
In shorter testing cycles than Summative allows, teachers must learn:
1. What concepts do my students know and understand?
2. What concepts do my students not understand--YET?
3. How to I inform my teaching to help students achieve understanding?
|(3) Analysis of Results
Formative Assessment data must be disaggregated within 24 hours. A Class
Report provides answers of the previous 3 questions for a teacher's class; an
Individual Student Report does the same thing for each student.
|(4) Re-Visiting Strategy
A clear process must be in place to have each student re-visit those concepts
which they have not mastered...yet. Otherwise, these errors will persist.
|(5) Visible Goals
For the day, or the week, each student must know (1) what they're working on, (2)
what they have learned, and (3) what is coming in the future. Success is pro-active.