• Tonya Raines posted an update in the group Holler logo of AccountabilityAccountability 1 month, 3 weeks ago

    We, as a school and our literacy team in particular, have been looking for the best way to keep student writing folders with writing samples. In the past there have been those paper folders that follow the student along and materials are added each year. This year we have tried to develop electronic writing folders that can also follow the student…[Read more]

  • Anji Davidson posted an update in the group Holler logo of AccountabilityAccountability 2 months, 1 week ago

    I think I heard that the TCT’s were no longer being required to send to the state?? Is this accurate?

  • Laura Carroll posted an update in the group Holler logo of AccountabilityAccountability 2 months, 4 weeks ago

    Is a school’s attendance going to impact this year’s test scores? I remember hearing that average attendance would be taken into consideration when calculating performance.

    • Attendance was part of Opportunity and Access, which has been renamed as Quality of School Climate and Safety. Quality of School Climate and Safety is planned for 2019-2020, but we are unaware of what measures it will include. Attendance may be one of them, but the measures have not been determined at this time.

  • Laura Carroll posted an update in the group Holler logo of AccountabilityAccountability 2 months, 4 weeks ago

    The word accountability is an important word in education. Holding each other accountable is one of the key components that teachers need in order to reach educational goals. Our main goal for our ACT grant was to focus on improving our students as writers. It has been wonderful to walk around the building over the course of the year and see…

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  • Beverly Martin posted an update in the group Holler logo of AccountabilityAccountability 3 months ago

    March Madness Attendance Competition & Read Across America Week
    • Love these ideas! Attendance is an area every school always tries to make a priority! If students aren’t at school learning cannot happen! Love the rewards too! Those are rewards that aren’t going to put a financial burden on the school.

    • Love when we can find ways to tie things like this to the classroom!

    • Love the ideas, it’s always hard to come up with new creative thing to keep student interested.

  • Beverly Martin posted an update in the group Holler logo of AccountabilityAccountability 3 months ago

    Ms. Kiana Hall’s 1st grade aura enjoyed Digital Learning Day!! Nearpod and Kahoot are always good engaging tech apps to get your firsties focused in on reading and math!
  • Beverly Martin posted an update in the group Holler logo of AccountabilityAccountability 3 months ago

    Mr. Huff’s 8th grade Geometry class explored virtual math museums today to learn about the history of several equations and theorems!
  • I have a question about growth and the future growth projection. How is that determined/ calculated? I also thought I heard someone say that it is not a prediction…how is it not a prediction?

    • The new growth calculation omits the projection component and looks only at growth from one year to the next using NAPD categories. Points will be awarded as displayed in the attached table. This means there is no black box calculation as before which awarded points based on a student’s expected performance.

  • Tonya Raines posted an update in the group Holler logo of AccountabilityAccountability 6 months, 4 weeks ago

    Another question. When looking at the EOC requirements on the KDE page, it says that it is live for those on the early graduation pathway. What will we be doing for our current English II classes? Is there an EOC for this year?

    • EOCs will no longer be given with the exception of early graduates. 11th grade students will take an operation Science and OnDemand Writing assessment as well as the ACT. 10th grade will be given a field test in Math and Reading. The 11th grade KPREP and 10th grade field test will be on-line.

  • Tonya Raines posted an update in the group Holler logo of AccountabilityAccountability 6 months, 4 weeks ago

    I have a couple questions about the ACT. Will both sophomores and juniors be taking the test for accountability this year? Our curriculum coordinator showed us something that indicated that, and when looking at the ACT page on KDE, it says that they’re looking for funding for the administration of the test to sophomores. I don’t remember that…[Read more]

    • So sorry for delay in response. Due to funding, the sophomore ACT will not be given this year. Only Juniors will take the ACT, which will count for accountability with Transition Readiness, Math and Reading. The 10th grade field test in Math and Reading will be given this year going operational next school year, which will be used for…[Read more]

  • Jessica posted an update in the group Holler logo of AccountabilityAccountability 7 months, 2 weeks ago

    I was able to attend the Assessment and Accountability conference in Louisville and a there were a lot of questions about growth and how it will be calculated. They said they were meeting with a group of people to discuss growth. I was wondering if there were any proposed changes to the growth aspect of accountability?

    • What I have heard from the meeting is that Growth will be included still, but tweaks to how it is calculated may happen. Some question about whether growth points should be awarded if a student maintains or only if they improve. This committee will be meeting again to review possible models of change. More to come…

  • Anji Davidson posted an update in the group Holler logo of AccountabilityAccountability 7 months, 2 weeks ago

    Wanted to share a resource that will help when you have students with different reading levels. Rewordify is great. You can actually cut and paste text and give the site a lexile level. It will change your text to match. Its pretty great. Try it out.

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  • Anji Davidson posted an update in the group Holler logo of AccountabilityAccountability 8 months, 2 weeks ago

    Can we post questions here? I had a question about students who score distinguished? If they score distinguished one year and then the next how do they show growth?

    • Absolutely can post questions, in fact one of the main purposes for this collaboration holler.

      Growth has been a controversial accountability component and will likely always be included due to the value we place on students not only reaching proficiency, but their demonstration of improvement. The difficulty comes because we cannot compare a…

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      • I knew growth of students who are meeting the expectations depended on a type of formula. I had never seen the chart or heard the full explanation. This is great information! Thank you!

      • Thank you this really helps!

        • Scoring distinguished year 1 to distinguished year 2 still shows growth. However what if the actual score of the individual child decreases but it is still under the range of distinguished, is that still growth?

  • Dianna Gilbert posted an update in the group Holler logo of AccountabilityAccountability 1 year, 1 month ago

    In order to ensure that our students are provided a rich curriculum teachers will be assigned teaching roles in the area of their expertise and students will be grouped for reading and math based on their current level. All students will participate in uninterrupted RTI classes daily.

    • Having a time set aside each day to provide interventions for students is so important. We have a time like you have mentioned above designated each day so that we can meet with students in the areas of reading and math and help address misconceptions and fill gaps!

  • Dianna Gilbert posted an update in the group Holler logo of AccountabilityAccountability 1 year, 1 month ago

    After viewing the Kentucky Uniform Academic Course Codes web page I feel our school’s biggest concern is a lot like the rest I’ve read on here. With all the cuts in funding facing education, onebof our schools biggest concerns is ensuring that all students have access to a rich curriculum as well as opportunities to provide intervention and enr…[Read more]

  • Amanda Turner posted an update in the group Holler logo of AccountabilityAccountability 1 year, 1 month ago

    Our district has had discussion around the Kentucky’s Uniform Academic Course Codes and this is probably our biggest concern about the new accountability system. We are a small rural district with bare bones staff. Every year, our district faces a reduction in funding so the challenge to provide students opportunity and access to all of these…[Read more]

    • I definitely understand the struggle your school is facing, as mine is also facing it. We have multiple teachers teaching multiple preps (some even teaching 5 preps!), and I wonder how our curriculum development and instruction would dramatically change if we only had 1-2 preps. But like you said, we just simply don’t have the funding to hire that…[Read more]

  • Lucy Prewitt posted an update in the group Holler logo of AccountabilityAccountability 1 year, 1 month ago

    After reviewing Kentucky’s Uniform Academic Course Codes webpage, our school’s concern is having the time and staff to get all of the required credits, especially with the many dual credit and AP classes offered that many students choose to take in addition to their regular course load. We are worried that students will not have enough room in the…[Read more]

  • Amiee Webb posted an update in the group Holler logo of AccountabilityAccountability 1 year, 1 month ago

    After Looking over the KUACC and grasping a better understanding, the biggest issues I see are that there is this big push for multiple options and enrichment. We are living in an era in this state where all we do is cut education funding, and as we all know, staff and programs often take a large hit with the cuts. How does a school keep adding…[Read more]

    • Yes, more with less is the trend. Has us all looking for ways to work together and maximize resources.

    • Yes, working together is the only way our small district will be able to overcome the challenges in the Opportunity and Access. Our staff numbers dwindle every single year.

  • Baillie Gullett posted an update in the group Holler logo of AccountabilityAccountability 1 year, 1 month ago

    After looking over the Kentucky’s Uniform Academic Course Codes webpage, I have two main concerns. The first major concern is having the staff to support a well-diversified curriculum, but there is also the threat of larger districts with these courses and more and more students switching and moving away from our schools. As always, we will a…[Read more]

  • Autumn Blevins posted an update in the group Holler logo of AccountabilityAccountability 1 year, 2 months ago

    This is the first time I have reviewed the course codes in depth. There are numerous options. I believe the biggest concern is that we would love to incorporate many new courses, but do not have the staff nor the student population to accompany this. What I do know is that our school moving to a 1 to 1 initiative has allowed us to explore more…[Read more]

    • Understood. Was shared yesterday in assessment webcast that Pearson platform for high school EOCs is the beginning of the next steps towards online KPREP state testing. 1 to 1 will serve you well as we move in this direction.

    • You are 100% correct about the staffing issue especially when all we do is cut funding in this state.

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