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Making Assessments Work for You (Clare Landrigan and Tammy Mulligan)

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Catalogue Number:  CL0016
Producer:  Choice Literacy
Subject:  Professional Development
Language:  English
Grade Level:  Educators
Country Of Origin:  U.S.
Copyright Year:  2010
Running Time:  104

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Students are assessed more than ever before, but what's a teacher to do with all those numbers and notes? This DVD features two simple protocols teachers can use to move from analyzing assessment data to designing thoughtful lessons. In Part I, Clare Landrigan leads a 1st grade team of teachers and administrators as they examine whole school and individual classroom data, and then use the information to brainstorm instruction for individual students, small groups, and whole-class lessons. In Part II, Tammy Mulligan works with a team of 5th grade teachers and literacy coaches to consider the implications of a recent comprehension assessment. The group uses the findings from the assessment to design a demonstration lesson Tammy leads, and the program closes with a discussion among the teachers of observations from the lesson.

This video can help any teacher or school staff get more out of professional learning groups, lesson observations, and team meetings, as well as forge stronger connections between assessment data and instructional design.

Chapters Introduction

Part I: 1st Grade Learning Team Meeting with Clare Landrigan
  • Greetings and Setting the Agenda
  • Taking a Closer Look at Data
  • New Learning
  • Looking at Student Writing
  • Looking at Curriculum
  • Personal Action Planning
  • Review and Documentation

Part II: 5th Grade Data Analysis and Lesson Planning with Tammy Mulligan
  • Greetings and Setting the Agenda
  • Analyzing Student Data: What Do You Notice?
  • Analyzing Student Data: Compare with Classroom Samples
  • Choosing Question to Investigate
  • Planning the Lesson
  • Demonstration Lesson
  • Small Groups
  • Teacher Debrief
  • Action Plans and Next Steps

Clare Landrigan and Tammy Mulligan are veteran teachers, literacy coaches and curriculum coordinators. They are the founders of Teachers for Teachers, a literacy consultation service.

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