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1 Should We Become a Common Core Standards Based District? Created by : ISBE/SSoS CAS Data and Assessment

2 Do you want… A greater focus on learning standards? Better communication with students and families on academic performance? Increased student engagement in learning?

3 If you do… You are a perfect candidate to become a Standards-Based Reporting District!

4 How do we begin? Shift to a Standards Based Report Card Establish a Standards Based Reporting Committee consisting of a cadre of teachers and administrators

5 How do we begin? Do your research Read about the differences with SBR Hold discussions with other districts who have made the transition Be brave and jump in It wont be perfect, nothing is

6 Where do we begin? Lets take a quick look at some of the steps suggested by Thomas Guskey and Jane Bailey in their book: Developing Standards-Based Report Cards

7 Define the Purpose for your Report Card Is it to inform student achievement to parents and others? Is it to for student self evaluation? Is it to select students for certain educational paths? PRINT THIS ON YOUR REPORT CARD

8 Define the Purpose for your Report Card Key Question: Who is your primary audience? Make certain the information on the card is appropriately worded for your audience and reflects its purpose

9 Develop the Reporting Standards Consider separating the 3 Types of Learning Goals: 1. Product 2. Process 3. Progress

10 Here is a possible example of a High School report card that reports Learning Goals separately.

11 Address Some Essential Steps in SBR Development 1. What is the purpose of the report card? 2. How often will report cards be sent home? 3. Will a specific report card be developed for each grade level, or will a more general report card be used across several grade levels? 4. What product, process, and progress standards should be reported?

12 Establish Performance Indicators Develop the Reporting Form Pilot and Revise Moving Forward

13 Considerations Costs Initial and ongoing training of staff Creation of forms Educating the community on the transition Structural and organizational changes

14 Considerations How will you educate your staff on the standards based philosophy? Is your district educated on the CCSS? How will you respond to opposition? Where will you begin, report card, common assessments, or professional development?

15 Summing Up Become educated on SBR Set a timeline and stick to it Provide ongoing support and education Be flexible Keep the your purpose in mind

16 References Great Lakes West Comprehensive Center. (2011). Summary of survey findings on standards-based assessment and grading. Unpublished raw data,. Guskey, T. R. (2013). Essential questions about standards, assessments, grading and reporting. Thousand Oaks, CA: Corwin, A Sage Company. OConnor, K. (2002). How to grade for learning. (3rd ed.). United States: Corwin, A Sage Company. O'Shea, M. (2005). From standards to success. Alexandria, VA: ASCD. Reeves, D. (2004). Making standards work. (3rd ed.). Englewood, CO: Advanced Learning Press. Guskey, T. (2009). Practical solutions for serious problems in standards-based grading. Thousand Oaks, CA: Corwin, A Sage Company.

17 Standards Based Grading Committee Contact information can be found on the Illinois Standards-Based WebsiteIllinois Standards-Based Website

18 Contact Information For further information regarding this presentation contact: Sue Mainville Data and Assessment Specialist ISBE/Illinois Center for School Improvement

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