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DistrictGoalFirst Steps
Elk GroveEvery grade level will use common assessments in ELA, math, and writing.Each teacher will. Submit a spreadsheet of the common assessments scores for their class.
Elk GroveYear One - By the end of 14-15 school year each grade level K-6 will have selected and agreed upon common assessments in ELA and Math for each trimester.Include circle activity in preservice days.  Highlight LCAP goals s.around common assessment
Elk GroveDevelop CCSS-M aligned common unit assessments or all math levels before the end of the 14/15 school year.Collaborate with math leadership to discuss newly adopted curriculum and evaluation tools.
Elk GroveBy the end of the 14-15 school year 100% of our grade level teams will be utilizing common assessments, and use rubrics to assess the effectiveness of the common assessments given.Preservice days will be urilized to discuss assessment exoectations, and Grade level meetings will be utilized to continue the work.
Elk GroveEach grade level team will create 2 ELA assesments and 2 mathematics assessments and implemented during the 2014-15 school year.From August-October we will read books, articles and attend professional learning opportunities on creating assessments for our site.
Elk GroveTeachers will create at least one common assessment, that all teachers will administer, review results and make informed decisions regarding instructional practice.Departments will provide examples of various assessments they utilize throughout the year and determine how current assessment tools can direct work in creating a common core aligned common assessment.  Teachers will draft a common assessment that all department members will administer.
Elk GroveI will coach teachers with understanding the reason why common assessments are important to implement on a monthly basis and point to the student improvement results research. I will meet with teachers each 3 to 4 weeks to review student performance and how they  plan, implement, assess, and revise instruction to meet the needs of all learners.My principal and I will discuss the research and the student achievement data results from today as compelling arguments for the power of common assessments at the pre-service meeting (July).  In September, we will monitor the progress on how teachers use the tools to develop focused instruction on targeted areas.
Garden GroveMy goal is to facilitate the development of common assessments with my math department utilizing the Assessment Instrument Quality Evaluation Tool.I will introduce the Assessment Instrument Quality - Evaluation Tool to my staff and collaborate to determine how this tool could best be used to improve our common assessments.
Garden GroveI am having difficulty limiting my goals I would like to accomplish for 2014-2015.
1. By the end of September, Warren Elementary and Evans Elementary teachers and staff will collaboratively develop vision statements for reading, writing, math and speaking/listening as it pertains to CCSS, our GGUSD Mission/Vision and school site vision statement. These vision statements will be utilized throughout the year as a reference during collaboration, lesson planning, and lesson studies.

2. Throughout the 2014-2015 school year, Warren Elementary teachers and staff members will collaboratively develop common assessment instruments (integrating CCSS DOK, 8 mathematical practices) to use with students as a formative assessment throughout units of study.
Develop vision statement for math with staff members in conjunction with Evans Elementary - working collaboratively across schools.
Garden GroveTake a larger instructional leadership role around mathematics at my school.Plan to attend mathematics collaboration times and be more active in teacher planning processes; help to grade common assessments.
Garden GroveI will work collaboratively with the Algebra I team to develop common unit assessments for this school year by sharing the assessment instrument tools and discussion tools with the team.I will meet with the team and attend their collaboration meetings throughout the year.
Garden GroveI will be working with my Algebra 1 team to review common assessments looking for higher level cognitive tasks and work together to ensure they are represented in the units of instruction and homework.Connect with the Algebra 1 teams, review calendar, pacing, homework and assessments and then participate with teachers in regular collaboration.
Garden GroveI will work with the math team to develop productive group work in classroom task at least 30% of the time. (A task for productive group work must offer a challenge or a problem to solve to make all of those principles of cooperative learning come into play.)Work on vision and tying decisions to affirming sources.

Provide training in productive group work.
Garden GroveStart dis ussions with my math dept to develop common assessments.Share info with the dept and provide resource tools for the teachers.
Garden GroveStart dis ussions with my math dept to develop common assessments.Share info with the dept and provide resource tools for the teachers.
OceansideI will ensure that grade level teams create at least one common end of unit assessment by the end of the first trimester.Meet with leadership team and develop professional learning activity for staff on common assessments.  Base this on Math in Common work. :)  Present to staff in order to work on during grade level collaboration meetings.
OceansideWorking with the grade level math workgroups, I will facilitate and oversee the development of common assessment instruments for the K-5 math units/modules which include clear scoring rubrics.First, I will work to make sure that all teachers have the assessments they will need for the first trimester units by the beginning of the school year.  Second, I will provide training to all K-5 teachers on the new assessments by the end of October.
OceansideRedefine true PLC work around student data from CFA's.Meet with staff and make clear of PLC expectations.
OceansideThe teachers will develop 1 common core aligned formative assessment per trimester.  After the administration of each assessment, all teachers on the team will meet for one hour to score/calibrate the assessment together.1. review scope & sequence to identify one unit per trimester to target
2. identify what area a common formative assessment will be created
3. meet as a plc to develop a CFA
OceansideBy the end of next year, each grade level will have created mid-trimester common assessments that are aligned to the CCSS.Engage staff in deep study (PD) on common assessments and assign each grade level task of developing their own smart goal towards accomplishing this.
OceansideAll primary PLCs  will write, administer, score, and measure learning with common assessments for each unit.August: full day PLCs before school starts to produce and schedule the first common assessment.
Sacramento CityDevelop an agreed upon vision statement for mathematics that can be used as the driving force for decision making in the coming school year and beyond.

Around the aforementioned goal, develop common expectations and guidelines for homework and assessments in mathematics at my school.
1. Collaboratively develop a vision statement at the August dept. meeting.

2.  Use the "Collaborative Homework Assignment Protocol Discussion Tool" with the math dept. to arrive at agreed upon guidelines and expectations.
Sacramento CityCreate common collaboration time within the workday for teachers to work on reinventing instruction at my site.Create common assessments for the first two units of study.
Sacramento CityDept teams collaborate to create common assessment rubrics for each level math prior to each unit.Discuss with depts, discuss vision, goals,etc to begin this process.
Sacramento CityHave departments meet and produce common assessments throughout the year. After each assessment meet with team to discuss outcomes and areas of improvement.Starting in August set the vision with the department that this will take place. Give them release time to get the ball rolling.
Sacramento CityMy goal for the 2014-2015 school year is to work with the math department to create a common assessment for each unit within 7th common core math before the unit takes place.1. Set up a meeting where we can look over the standards for the first unit and begin to discuss what we want the assessment to look like for the unit.
2. Complete the unit assessment and discuss how the assessment would be scored.
Sacramento CityBy November of 2014 our school team will have identified the outcomes for students to know and be able to do by the end of school year 2014-15 as evidence by having benchmark assessments and end of the year assessments develop and ready to be implemented in the school.Lead the staff into PHASE I of developing visions for ELA and Math achievement expectations.
Sacramento CityBy December 2014, measurable end of unit assessments will be written for each grade level.Provide teachers the background they need to create common assessments such as the exercises we did here the past two says.  Especially looking at assessments against the rubric that was provided.
Sacramento CityEach grade-level will create common assessments (before the beginning of the units) for each mathematics unit that will fit the rubric we received for a high quality assessment tool.At our August pre-sevice, we will use the rubric to evaluate current tools. In September, we will design and/or adapt our instruments to be sure that they meet the criteria as high quality. In October, we will have collaborative scoring sessions to ensure that we are providing equity across classrooms.
Sacramento CitySummer - meet with math coach and lead math teacher to go through 3,4,5,6,7Part of math implementation for the year.  I need to be monitoring.
Sacramento CitySupport my school sites weekly.Engage with sites in August and begin support with visioning,curriculum maps, common assessments, etc. in September.
Sacramento CityThe goal would be that every grade level has collaborated and agreed on common assessments for the 1st unit by August 30th, 2014.Define academic expectations for student learning throughout the unit
Teachers explain how students will demonstrate their knowledge
Review the assessment expectation with each grade level
Submit assessments with goals for student learning
Analyze and interpret the data in collaborative groups (student portfolios with multiple data points)
SangerGrade level PLCs will use the Assessment Instrument Quality tool to revise and refine the common assessments in a particular Math Unit by the end of the 14-15 school year.DISs and CSPs will be given practice on how to use the AIQ tool so that they can work with their site PLCs on revising and refining the common assessments within a unit.
SangerAt the first staff meeting for 14-15, I will have staff bring current assessments and have them analyze current assessment in relationship to assessment instrument quality evaluation tool and have them indicate the level of assessment.1. Put process on first staff meeting agenda
2. I will facilitation discussion around current practice and future expectations
3. schedule opportunities for discussion with assessments and evaluation tool
SangerUsing the formative assessment rubric, develop grade-level/department-wide common assessments for each CCSS unit being developed.  These assessments will be developed by the team before the unit of instruction begins.  Use the rubrics, questions to guide the process.I will offer professional development to staff, sharing the information and tools from this conference.  From there, we will push into PLC's to provide support and feedback as well create these formative assessments and the calibration of grading them.
SangerTo review the common assessments and determine the significance of the assessments in relationship to grades and improving instruction. The goal is to see an improvement in both areas.Meet with math teachers in the new course offerings, Integrated I and Integrated II and discuss the common assessments and the relationship to improving instruction. In addition, what do we do for the kids who are not doing well should we choose to move forward after a common assessment when only a few students scored poorly.
SangerWe will develop as a PLC our common assessment tools for the unit.Provide the information needed for the backwards planning
Look at the rigor/rubric
Provide the time to develop and correct as a PLC team
SangerDeveloping an assessment that meets the demands of the task/unit.  It must provide feedback and create an action that impacts student learning.1. Look over the first unit of math curriculum and design unit per lesson. 
2. Look at skills and determine which should be assessed via assessment.
3. Determine the appropriate tool for assessment, end of unit or small quiz.
4. Teacher PLC: discussion to determine how it will drive instruction.
SangerMy goal would be to have 80% of our unit assessments meet the rigor of the standards for our district assessment by Trimester 1 of the 2014-2015 year.I will work with my team at the beginning of the year to dissect the standards that will be assessed on the Trimester 1 district assessment and begin the process of developing the assessments with the proper rigor.
Santa AnaI will meet with my grade level teams to develop common assessments  for the unitsShare this information with each grade level. And begin to wok with them on the firt unit
Santa AnaIn August, teachers will work collaboratively to identify the standards being taught in their first unit of study and develop a common assessment.1. Give teachers conceptual knowledge about the importance and purpose of common assessments.
2. Give teachers time to work on common assessment development.
3. Teachers develop the rubric and grading scale for the assessment.
4. Give teachers time to collaboratively score common assessment.
Santa AnaHalf of the math assessments will be generated and scored by grade level collaborative teams.Analyze current assessment used with grade level team using the eight High Quality Assessment diagnostic and discussion tools.

Definition of HLTA 3: Developing common assessment instruments for the unit

"The collaborative design, rigor, and use of mathematics tasks, activities, quizzes, homework, and tests is an inequity eraser." - Tim Kanold

Examine your most recent end-of-unit test and evaluate the quality of the test against the following eight criteria.

  1. Are the essential learning standards written on the test?
  2. Does the visual presentation provide space for student work?
  3. Is there an appropriate balance of higher- and lower-level-cognitive-demand questions on the test?
  4. Does clarity exist with all directions?
  5. Does a variety of assessment formats exist?
  6. Are the tasks and the vocabulary clear?
  7. Can your students complete this assessment in the time allowed?
  8. Are the scoring points assigned to each task appropriate and agreed on by each teacher on the team?

Tim's Assessment Development Resources:

High-Quality Assessment Diagnostic and Discussion Worksheet.pdf

Assessment Instrument Quality Rubric - Teacher Team Tool.pdf

Popham 'Surfboard' Metaphor for Assessment Article.pdf