Pennsylvania Department of Education Presented By: June Tran, IRF Kirkbride School December 6, 2010
Pennsylvania Department of Education By the end of the meeting, participants will: Understand the connections among Standards, Assessment Anchors, Anchor Descriptors and Eligible Content Learn how to integrate Assessment Anchors, Eligible Content & PSSA Glossary Terms in Lesson Plans & Daily Instruction Gain Knowledge of a Constructed Response System Become familiar with Instructional PSSA Documents to use with Students (Kirkbride Website) Share best practices to advance student achievement in the PSSA.
Pennsylvania Department of Education 100% of PSSA Questions comes from Eligible Content Eligible Content Anchor Descriptors Assessment Anchors Standards Assessment Descriptors Eligible Content
R5.B.1.1Compare characters, settings and plots Reference: 1.3.5.B R5.B.1.1.1Items may ask the students to compare or explain relationships among the following: Characters: main, supporting, actions, motives and emotions/feelings; Settings: where or when the story takes place, a detail that describes the setting, or information form the text that suggests a setting; Plots: conflict, rising action, climax and resolution. Note: Items may ask students to utilize story maps or Venn diagrams to show sequence, cause & effect, and/or comparison/contrast. ASSESSMENT ANCHOR R5.B.1Describe and interpret literary elements within and among texts. R5.B Interpretation and Analysis of Literature Standard: 1.3. Reading, Analyzing and Interpreting Literature 1.3.5. GRADE 5 A.Read and understand works of literature. B.Compare the use of literary elements within and among texts including characters, setting, plot, theme and point of view Pennsylvania Department of Education StandardStandardAnchorAnchor
Reporting CategoryStandard A. Comprehension and Reading Skills A.1 Fiction A.2 Nonfiction 1.1(Learning to Read Independently) and 1.2(Reading Critically in All Content Areas) B. Interpretation and Analysis of Fiction and Nonfiction Text B.1 Components within text or components within and across texts B.2 Literary Devices B.3 Concepts and Organization of Nonfiction Text 1.1(Learning to Read Independently) and 1.2(Reading Critically in All Content Areas) and 1.3Reading, Analyzing and Interpreting Literature)
Pennsylvania Department of Education R3.A.1.1 Reading Grade Level Reporting Category Assessment Anchor Assessment Anchor
1st Column (Teaching Objectives: What Will I Teach…) 2nd Column (Content/Performance Descriptors: Teaching to Proficiency) 1st & 2nd Columns Are Aligned * in 2nd column denotes eligible content Eligible Content Addressed in the Literacy and Math Planning & Scheduling Timeline Eligible Content Addressed in the Literacy and Math Planning & Scheduling Timeline
Pennsylvania Department of Education Wherever it denotes eligible content on the 2nd column, it will be dated on the Eligible Content/ Learning Goals for the Week sheet and will be taught or addressed that week. Glossary Terms are added to the Eligible Content sheet so teachers can go over the terms as well. Eligible Content
Pennsylvania Department of Education Eligible Content/ Learning Goals for the Week sheet is attached to the weekly Lesson Plan. The goal is to cover all of the eligible content before the PSSA. In addition to reteaching skills based on the Benchmark results, Eligible Content not listed on the Planning Scheduling Timeline will be addressed during the review- reteach week. Eligible Content -The Plan
Pennsylvania Department of Education Anchor Cards are put on binder rings so that teachers can instruct Eligible Content during Guided Reading & Math Eligible Content in Guided Reading and Math Eligible Content in Guided Reading and Math
Pennsylvania Department of Education What can we do to make sure all Eligible Content are taught? What can we do to make sure all Eligible Content are learned?
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Pennsylvania Department of Education Sharing Kirkbride Website PSSA Documents
Pennsylvania Department of Education Prepares all students for the PSSA Ensures rigorous and demanding curriculum
Pennsylvania Department of Education How will you inform staff about the importance of Eligible Content and Assessment Anchors? Discuss in groups and be ready to share out.
Pennsylvania Department of Education “Leadership is the ability of a single individual through his or her actions to motivate others to higher levels of achievement.” F. G. “Buck” Rodgers “Leadership is the ability of a single individual through his or her actions to motivate others to higher levels of achievement.” F. G. “Buck” Rodgers