Data for Instruction
The careful analysis of student assessment data is at the core of all the decisions teachers make about instruction. Several sources of formative and summative data — include the astute observations of watchful teachers — draw a clear picture of the academic progress of each child.
Analyze & Synthesize
Teachers use their PLC time to analyze assessment data at the level of the individual student. The results of this close analysis and synthesis across multiple data sets provide the raw material for any changes to instruction and student placement in whole and small groups for math and reading.
Share Data & Make Decisions
This assessment form and (sample) Master Intervention Schedule provide two mechanisms to share data among the Evergreen Heights teaching team and the families whose children they teach.
Teachers use the information captured on these forms to design specific interventions and decide grouping for academic enrichment. In the report card that goes out every trimester, parents receive a special insert that explains this formative data.
We Can Make the Connection
Multiple and layered sources of assessment data and its careful analysis on a weekly basis, create a solidly structured center of gravity for teaching and learning. Every day, teachers at Evergreen Heights are able to add to what they know about how well their students are grasping and applying new concepts, which underscores and reinforces the commitment to each child’s academic achievement, irrespective of the challenges they face — one of the Nine Characteristics of High-Performing Schools.
Teachers and staff believe that all students can learn and meet high standards. While recognizing that some students must overcome significant barriers, these obstacles are not seen as insurmountable. Students are offered an ambitious and rigorous course of study.