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Text dependent analysis (TDA) questions challenge students to not only express what they know but to also explain how they knew it. Learn how to write effective Text Dependent Analysis questions to prepare students for the rigors of these questions.
One of the most daunting tasks in creating your own assessments is finding content that is appropriate for your tests. This white paper will help you uncover content that works.
Teacher Based Teams strive to continuously improve learning. The process delivers improvements, but challenges teachers to find the time, technology and analytics skills to succeed. Discover 5 strategies to help overcome the challenges and optimize the results.
Academic rigor has climbed the mountain of educational buzzwords over the last few years. To accomplish the goals surrounding rigor, education and educators will need to evolve how they plan, teach and assess students. Use this blueprint to map your path forward.
In David Kierski's White Paper, he answers the big questions about Student Learning Objectives, and gives you some great hints and tips to write your own SLOs.
The Essential Guide to K12 Data Analysis white paper will explain the various data analysis systems available and the advantages and disadvantages of each.
Understand the rational for Online Lesson Planners and the key features to look for when comparing the various choices in lesson planners.
Learn what you need to know to start the RTI process and determine if your current RTI is reaching its fullest potential.
Explicit Instruction is a process for teaching students in a systematic and sequential manner focused on producing specific learning outcomes. This guide provides the blueprint for implementing Explicit Instruction in your classrooms.
The Classroom Level Action Plan will guide teachers and administrators through the process of analyzing their students data to determine strengths and weaknesses.
Multi-Tiered System of Supports (MTSS) provides a more complete framework for student intervention that collects both academic and behavioral data for students. These slides cover what MTSS includes, and how it differs from RTI.
Elizabeth Forward School District lies in an old industrial area approximately 20 miles south of Pittsburgh and has been called an “unlikely place” to find a hotbed of innovation. And yet, it is just that, a hotbed of innovation.
Wilkinsburg School District serves 1,000 students at two elementary schools in the urban Pittsburgh community of Wilkinsburg, PA. In 2011, the distric set a strategic goal for at least 67% of all students to score proficient in Mathematics on the state assessment.
Although Bloom’s Revised Taxonomy has been the go-to standard for critical and creative thinking, it’s really Webb’s research on cognitive complexity that has re-oriented current thinking around teaching, learning and assessing.
Dr. Paula Calabrese covers the basic strategies for a successful transition to a PA Common Core Curriculum.