• Laura Carroll posted an update in the group Holler logo of AssessmentAssessment 2 months, 3 weeks ago

    I have always found it difficult to understand the Common Core Math Standards. Sometimes I feel like I have no clue what the standard is asking for. Therefore, it makes it difficult to plan and assess. A book I have found super helpful this year is called, “The Common Core Mathematics Companion: Standards Decoded.” In this book it explains the…[Read more]

  • Laura Carroll posted an update in the group Holler logo of AssessmentAssessment 2 months, 3 weeks ago

    A resource I wanted to share is called, “Visible Learning For Literacy.” I have always found it challenging to assess reading. It is different than assessing math. There are certain math problems students can work tied to a particular standard that can give you insight into whether or no students have master that standard. However, there are…[Read more]

  • Laura Carroll posted an update in the group Holler logo of AssessmentAssessment 2 months, 3 weeks ago

    https://ldc.org/

    This is a great website to use for combing reading and writing in the content areas! Also, each module comes with a rubric for helping you assess student work/writing! I always find it hard to find the materials I am looking for to correctly assess student writing! This is a plus with this site!

  • Laura Carroll posted a new activity comment 2 months, 3 weeks ago

    What grade is this? STEAM reminds me a lot of LDC and I would love to learn more about it!

  • Laura Carroll posted a new activity comment 2 months, 4 weeks ago

    Nearpod and Kahoot are some of my favorites!

  • 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 a new activity comment 2 months, 4 weeks ago

    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.

  • 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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  • Laura Carroll posted a new activity comment 2 months, 4 weeks ago

    I have been wanting to try PearDeck!

    • I’ve tried it a couple different times. The kids seem to love it. I’m trying to decide if it is worth it to get everything it offers. I’ve only used the free option.

  • Our school’s problem of practice centers around ways we can increase our writing test scores. While reading “Visible Learning for Literacy” I read a great section on writing and the effect size of different components of the writing process etc. Here is what there research concluded:

    Effect Size for Writing Programs = 0.44
    Effect Size for…[Read more]

  • Laura Carroll posted an update in the group Holler logo of AssessmentAssessment 7 months, 2 weeks ago

    One of my favorite books is “Better Learning Through Structured Teaching” by Douglas Fisher and Nancy Frey. It is focused around how to implement The Gradual Release of Responsibility Framework. The following section is one I would like to share from this text:

    When teachers are gradually releasing responsibility to students, formative…[Read more]

    • The Gradual Release of Responsibility Framework. I think we feel we are not doing our job unless we are doing more work than the students, but truth is learning doesn’t take place unless the learner assumes responsibility. No way around it. One way to look at this is our work goes on behind the scenes and creating the learning environment. In…[Read more]

  • Laura Carroll posted an update in the group Holler logo of AssessmentAssessment 7 months, 2 weeks ago

    Here are great tools that will allow you to give students immediate feedback and provide yourself with real-time data. I use these in my classroom on a regular basis! Great assessment tools!

    1. Play a quick formative assessment game. There are lots of great techy options here. Kahoot!. Quizizz. Quizlet Live. The list goes on and on. If we want…[Read more]

  • Laura Carroll posted a new activity comment 7 months, 2 weeks ago

    I love this Beverly! This reminds of the modules on the LDC website. This website integrates reading and writing in the content areas. The best part is it is free! I will post the link below.

    https://ldc.org/

    Just create an account and you will have access to all the modules for all grade levels.

  • Laura Carroll posted a new activity comment 7 months, 2 weeks ago

    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!

  • Laura Carroll posted a new activity comment 7 months, 2 weeks ago

    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!

  • The Lego WeDo 2.0 Kits have been a huge success. All third graders at Paintsville Elementary have been able to enjoy the benefits of hands-on science tasks. We even partnered with Mrs. Blankenship’s third grade class to walk them through using the kits!

  • Excited about the money I received from KVEC in order to implement Lego Robots! Students are able to work on Next Generation Science Standards while working on 21st Century skills.

  • Our class was very fortunate this year to receive an abundance of new, more complex reading materials! This was able to foster a love of reading among students and increase student reading achievement.
  • My first project is going to focus on creating guided reading instruction that will allow students to read books that will spark questions among students leading them to more reading through research. I hope to show an increase in student reading achievement on the MAP test. My second project will research if going outside of the basal series…[Read more]

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