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1PowerPoint Slide Presentation Assessing Academic Rigor to Ensure Grade-Level Proficiency and College Readiness Day Three October 6, West Virginia State Workshop Series Bridgeport Convention Center Clarksburg, West VirginiaAssessing Academic Rigor to Ensure Grade-level Proficiency and College Readiness1
2PowerPoint Slide Presentation Do Now!Assessing Academic RigorAssessing Academic Rigor2Assessing Academic Rigor to Ensure Grade-level Proficiency and College Readiness2
3PowerPoint Slide Presentation Workshop GoalFacilitate school staff in a collaborative effort of academic press to measure and increase classroom rigor in instruction, assessments and objectives, in order to meet the demands of continued education and, ultimately, college or the workplace.Assessing Academic RigorAssessing Academic Rigor3Assessing Academic Rigor to Ensure Grade-level Proficiency and College Readiness3
4PowerPoint Slide Presentation HousekeepingPhone callsTexting, sRestroomsBreaksLunchPunctualitySharing“Rule of Two Feet!”Assessing Academic RigorAssessing Academic Rigor4Assessing Academic Rigor to Ensure Grade-level Proficiency and College Readiness4
6PowerPoint Slide Presentation NormsListen with an open mind.Work toward solutions.Meet commitments or let others know if you are struggling to do so.Embrace change when appropriate.Respect confidentiality.Assessing Academic RigorAssessing Academic Rigor6Assessing Academic Rigor to Ensure Grade-level Proficiency and College Readiness6
7Flip Chart Strategy Literacy Note-taking Organization Relationship Building
8Flip Chart Contents YOUR NAME CHOOSE TWO : Family Education Work experienceHobbies/interestsClubs/organizationsMy HeroFavorites (vacations, music, books, etc.)What I want to be when I grow upSomething funny about yourselfAn interesting experience from your jobOther (your choice)
9Flip Chart Contents SELECT TWO FOR REVIEW: One or more of the eight dimensions of the SREB rigor rubric with some of its indicators for implementationOne or more of the dimensions of the Revised Bloom’s Taxonomy, with some of the description s(or some of the 19 gerunds)The usefulness or value of the RBT for teachersCollege readiness –definition and/or measures of college-readiness (especially those described by Conley)Other (your choice of something else you learned in the June workshop that you think is important to remember)
10Flip Chart Strategy: Team Share Introduce yourself to your own school team with one interesting tidbitTalk about ways to use flip charts in the classroom
11Days One and Two Overview PowerPoint Slide PresentationDays One and Two OverviewUnderstanding & Applying a Definition of RigorDay One:Introduction and OverviewWhat is Rigor, and Why Should We Care?Building Schoolwide Academic Press and RigorMonitoring Schoolwide Rigor: The Rigor Rubric and DashboardUnderstanding the Revised Bloom’s Taxonomy Day Two:Applying the Revised Bloom’s Taxonomy: AlignmentExamining Classroom PracticesHomework: Take the learning back to your whole school; gather data and implement a project of your choosing for increasing schoolwide or classroom rigor.Assessing Academic RigorAssessing Academic Rigor11Assessing Academic Rigor to Ensure Grade-level Proficiency and College Readiness11
12PowerPoint Slide Presentation Day Three OverviewAnalyzing Rigor in Our ClassroomsSchool Team Presentations: Building Schoolwide and Classroom RigorApplying the Revised Bloom’s Taxonomy for Increasing Rigor at the Classroom LevelAligning Units and Activities Using the Revised Bloom’s TaxonomyUsing a Collaborative Process with the Revised Bloom’s TaxonomyHomework: Develop and implement a unit of study of your choosing, aligned along the Revised Bloom’s Taxonomy for increasing rigor at the classroom level and bring it with you to the Day Four workshop.Assessing Academic RigorAssessing Academic Rigor12Assessing Academic Rigor to Ensure Grade-level Proficiency and College Readiness12
13PowerPoint Slide Presentation Day Four OverviewSustaining Our ProgressSharing Our Progress and Future ChallengesDebriefing with Other School TeamsPeer Review of Sample Units for Level of RigorSharing and Extending the WorkWhat Have We Learned? Action PlanningAssessing Academic RigorAssessing Academic Rigor13Assessing Academic Rigor to Ensure Grade-level Proficiency and College Readiness13
14Remember: Cycle of Low Achievement PowerPoint Slide PresentationLow ExpectationsPoor Test ResultsWhy Should We Care About Rigor?Less Challenging CoursesLow Level Assignments/ InstructionAssessing Academic RigorAssessing Academic Rigor14Assessing Academic Rigor to Ensure Grade-level Proficiency and College Readiness14
15Remember: Definition of Rigor PowerPoint Slide PresentationSREBRemember: Definition of RigorRigor is the expectation that students will be able to perform at levels of cognitive complexity necessary for proficiency at each grade level, and readiness for college and the workplace..Assessing Academic RigorAssessing Academic Rigor to Ensure Grade-level Proficiency and College Readiness15
16Remember: Dimensions of the SREB Rigor Rubric PowerPoint Slide PresentationRemember: Dimensions of the SREB Rigor RubricAssessment for LearningCollaborationCoursetaking PatternsCurriculum CoherenceExpectations for Student WorkGrading PracticesInstructional StrategiesStudent SupportAssessing Academic RigorAssessing Academic Rigor to Ensure Grade-level Proficiency and College Readiness
17Two Dimensions of the RBT PowerPoint Slide PresentationCognitive1.REMEMBERRecognizingRecalling2.UNDERSTANDInterpretingExemplifyingClassifyingSummarizingInferringComparingExplaining3.APPLYExecutingImplementing4.ANALYZEDifferentiatingOrganizingAttributing5.EVALUATECheckingCritiquing6.CREATEGeneratingPlanningProducingKnowledgeA. Factual KnowledgeA1A2A3A4A5A6B. Conceptual KnowledgeB1B2B3B4B5B6C. ProceduralKnowledgeC1C2C3C4C5C6D. Metacog-nitiveKnowledgeD1D2D3D4D5D6Assessing Academic Rigor17Assessing Academic Rigor to Ensure Grade-level Proficiency and College Readiness
18PowerPoint Slide Presentation SREBRigor & AlignmentAlignment of instruction and assessment with standards/objectives that are at those levels of cognitive complexity is a critical part of increasing rigor in schools.But---all too often---the gap between the levels of cognitive complexity in the standards and the levels in assignments increases as students progress through grade levels.Assessing Academic RigorAssessing Academic Rigor to Ensure Grade-level Proficiency and College Readiness18
19Assessing Academic Rigor Team PresentationsDescription of project: Goals, activities, rationale, considerationsFindings: +/-, obstaclesLearning points: Team, individualsNext stepsWhat do you think other schools can learn from your experience?Assessing Academic RigorAssessing Academic Rigor19
20Team Presentations - Feedback Protocol Praise: Ideas that are promising; positive feedbackQuestion: Questions to clarify or expand upon somethingPolish: Suggestions and ideas for consideration (may be posed in the form of questions)Use planner page 9 and Notes page (p. 32)Assessing Academic RigorAssessing Academic Rigor20
21PowerPoint Slide Presentation SREBBREAKAssessing Academic Rigor to Ensure Grade-level Proficiency and College Readiness
22Review Activity: Using the Revised Bloom’s Taxonomy Decide the RBT code for the objectives, the activities and the assessment of the economics unit Money: Kids and Cash.Planner pages 9-11
23Two Dimensions of the RBT PowerPoint Slide PresentationCognitive1.REMEMBERRecognizingRecalling2.UNDERSTANDInterpretingExemplifyingClassifyingSummarizingInferringComparingExplaining3.APPLYExecutingImplementing4.ANALYZEDifferentiatingOrganizingAttributing5.EVALUATECheckingCritiquing6.CREATEGeneratingPlanningProducingKnowledgeA. Factual KnowledgeA1A2A3A4A5A6B. Conceptual KnowledgeB1B2B3B4B5B6C. ProceduralKnowledgeC1C2C3C4C5C6D. Metacog-nitiveKnowledgeD1D2D3D4D5D6Assessing Academic Rigor23Assessing Academic Rigor to Ensure Grade-level Proficiency and College Readiness
24Evaluating Alignment - Algebra Unit PowerPoint Slide PresentationSREBEvaluating Alignment - Algebra UnitUse the poster-sized taxonomy matrix and pages in your planner.Review Algebra Unit (Handout)Write the number of each element on a color-coded sticky note.Determine correct RBT cell for each element and place note on the RBT poster.Discuss follow-up questions on page 14.Be prepared to share out your ideas on how to improve the alignment and level of rigor of the unit.Assessing Academic RigorAssessing Academic Rigor to Ensure Grade-level Proficiency and College Readiness
25Algebra Unit Follow-up Questions PowerPoint Slide PresentationSREBAlgebra Unit Follow-up QuestionsLook at the overall alignment of the elements in this Algebra Unit. How would you rate the alignment? Strong or weak? Why?What advice would you give this teacher for improving the alignment and level of rigor of this unit?How could this alignment activity be used/adapted as a professional development activity during common planning time back in your schools?Assessing Academic Rigor to Ensure Grade-level Proficiency and College Readiness
26PowerPoint Slide Presentation SREBLUNCHAssessing Academic Rigor to Ensure Grade-level Proficiency and College Readiness
27Using Collaborative Protocols PowerPoint Slide PresentationSREBUsing Collaborative ProtocolsWhat is a protocol?A structured process with clear goals and steps---like the one you just used.See planner pLet’s take a deeper look at one collaborative protocol: the tuning protocol (planner p ).Next let’s model the tuning protocol and the RBT as a tool for reviewing a lesson plan.Assessing Academic Rigor to Ensure Grade-level Proficiency and College Readiness
28Protocols for Looking at Teacher Assignments and Student Work A protocol consists of agreed upon guidelines for a conversation, and it is the existence of this structure -- which everyone understands and has agreed to -- that permits a certain kind of conversation to occur -- often a kind of conversation which people are not in the habit of having.Protocols are vehicles for building the skills and culture necessary for collaborative work. Thus, using protocols often allows groups to build trust by actually doing substantive work together.
29Popular Protocols http://www.lasw.org/methods.html Art ShackATLAS Learning from Student WorkCharretteCollaborative Assessment ConferenceConstructivist ProtocolConsultancyDescribing Students' WorkSliceStandards in PracticeTuning Protocol
30Standards in PracticeStandards in Practice (SIP) has been developed by the Education Trust as a "quality control tool" for analyzing and improving the quality of instruction provided to students. The SIP process is typically used, in bi-monthly meetings of small teams of teachers, guidance counselors, parents.The process calls for a close examination of teachers' assignments and student work against a relevant standard or set of standards.
31The Tuning ProtocolThe Tuning Protocol was developed by the Coalition of Essential Schools as a means of providing teachers feedback on the authentic assessment systems they were engaged in developing.
32The Tuning ProtocolA teacher, or team of teachers, presents samples of student work and the context for the work (assignment, rubric) and a focusing question about which he or she would especially welcome discussion.
33The Tuning ProtocolAfter carefully reviewing the work, participants provide "warm" and "cool" feedback on the work while the presenter listens in silence, who then reflects on what she's heard. The Tuning Protocol may be facilitated by someone from inside or outside the group using it.
34Raising Expectations for Teacher Assignments Question levelsTypes of activitiesEssential questionsTies to standardsReflection
35PowerPoint Slide Presentation SREBBREAKAssessing Academic Rigor to Ensure Grade-level Proficiency and College Readiness
36Using Collaborative Protocols PowerPoint Slide PresentationSREBUsing Collaborative ProtocolsNext let’s practice the tuning protocol and the RBT as a tool to review a lesson plan.Planner pages 24-26Discuss what the group learned about using the protocol.Discuss what the group learned about raising the rigor of activities.Assessing Academic Rigor to Ensure Grade-level Proficiency and College Readiness
37How to expand the protocol: Evaluating your students’ performance Share the assignment and scoring guide.Distribute papers.Use the tuning protocol with both the assignment and the student work.Discuss what the group learned about student performance.
38Do your teachers all understand proficiency? How can you replicate this process in your school?
39Action Planning How will you engage the entire staff? What strategies will you try first? Next?How will you inform people? Get people organized?What is your action plan for the next month, before the next session in December?What will be your action plan for the rest of the school year?
40Homework between Days Three and Four Practice using the taxonomy on some standards.Create your own case studies. Individually, develop a unit related to one or more of the analyzed standards.As a leadership team support each other using the tuning protocol to give each other feedback.Bring the case study materials to the December session. See planner page 29.