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1 Collecting and Analyzing Data Presented By: Dana Sirotiak Dave Vadas 10/17/2012

2 Why Check for Understanding?  Part of the new Teacher Evaluation starting  Important step in the teaching and learning process. Unless you check for understanding, it is difficult to know what the students are getting of out the lesson.  Research suggests it is important to identify and misunderstanding early that can interfere with learning.  Students become more aware of how they should self regulate themselves.

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4 Formative vs. Summative Assessments  Formative Assessments:  Occurs on a daily basis to keep track of students’ growing understanding, knowledge, and skills.  Summative Assessments:  Occurs at the end of a unit/topic, documenting what the student has learned. (Summative assessments should be created before introducing content, lessons and assignments should LEAD students to summative)

5 Formative Assessment….. Depicts a student’s experience as a learner Is used to make instructional adjustments Alerts teacher about student misconceptions as an “early warning signal” Allows students to build on previous experiences Provides regular and frequent feedback

6 Types of Formative Assessments: (Will be discussed in depth in breakout sessions)  General Indicators  Content Review and Questioning  Summary  Skill Mastery

7 Why Check for Understanding  Assists the teacher with aligning enduring understandings (EQ/DQs) into lessons and activities  Allows for differentiation instruction  Assists in a Student-Centered Classrooms  To focus on gap analysis (Closing the Achievement Gap)  Use Date to Improve Student Achievement

8 Have the Date, Now what Do I Do?  1. Analyze Data  2. Drives Instruction  3. Differentiated Instruction/Small Group Instruction

9 End Result

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11 Break-out Session “How to Collect Data: Formative Assessments”  Dave’s session- Room  Dana’s session- Room 322


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