Presentation on theme: "Assessment Committee Committee Goals: √ Develop a district philosophy and belief statements regarding assessment and reporting. √ Identify and develop."— Presentation transcript:
Assessment Committee Committee Goals: √ Develop a district philosophy and belief statements regarding assessment and reporting. √ Identify and develop a plan for implementing best practices in formative and summative classroom assessments. √ Design report cards that reflect our grading philosophy, best practices, and our Vision 2020.
Our Work Thus Far Background- Readings- Ahead of the Curve- The Power of Assessment to Transform Teaching and Learning, 2007 Edited by Doug Reeves “Seven Practices for Effective Learning” by Jay McTighe and Ken O’Connor
Where are our beliefs? Where are our Beliefs??…. The dots! *Grades should be calculated by combining class participation, homework, quizzes, tests and work quality *Teachers should be able to have the ability to determine their own grading practices based upon their individual philosophy of grading and reporting * Students in upper elementary and middle school view grades as the major commodity teachers have to offer in exchange for their performance. *The difference between summative and formative grades is the frequency in which they are recorded. * The Primary goal of grading and reporting is communication. *Grading is not essential for teaching and learning. * The purpose of assessment is to gather information for assigning students’ grades. *Evaluation is the sole responsibility of teachers. *A teacher supplies information, and the students are responsible for learning it * The goal of school is for students to learn.