Presentation on theme: " On April 24, 2012 the MVLA School Board adopted a policy that will enable Los Altos and Mountain View High Schools to align assessment practices and."— Presentation transcript:
On April 24, 2012 the MVLA School Board adopted a policy that will enable Los Altos and Mountain View High Schools to align assessment practices and ensure fairness between teachers and classes and each school site. At MVHS, the new policy is being implemented with input from departments and course teams. The staff at MVHS believes that the changes will address problems of inequity at the school.
The changes all center around one thing: The extent to which students make progress on the Standards including State, National Common Core and College Board standards
CHANGES Students taking the same course will take the same summative assessments on the key standards for that course. All teachers of the same course will use the same grading scale to calculate final grades. BENEFITS Equal opportunity to demonstrate learning for all students taking the same course. The meaning of students’ final grades is consistent across course sections.
CHANGES Students will have multiple opportunities to practice and improve performance on key standards. Teachers of the same course will develop a “work habits” standard which will be assessed separately from content or skill standards. BENEFITS Motivates students to focus on their learning. Encourages students to keep trying. Content grade will more accurately reflect student’s understanding. Encourages and rewards good work habits.
Students in WL classes will be assessed on 4 critical skills: Reading Writing Listening Speaking Work Habits will represent 10% of the students’ grades.
Students in WL classes will be assessed on 4 critical skills: Reading -22% Writing-23% Listening-22% Speaking-23% Work Habits will represent 10% of the students’ grades. After assessments have been scored, students will be informed how many revision opportunities and how much time they have to complete them.
MVHS ADMINISTRATORS Available for questions in the Dining Hall Available via email MVHS TEACHERS Available via email Class-specific information on teacher website and Course Information Sheet MVHS WEBSITE FAQ posted on website