Characteristics of Highly Effective Teaching
State Deparment Link to Highly Effective Teaching and Learning
New Core Standard Assessment Resources
Sample Standard Assessments From Around the Country
A resource of already created assessments matching the national
standards delveloped by teachers across the nation.
Assessment OF and FOR Learning
Assessment OF and FOR Learning: Easy Graphic
Specific Examples Assessment OF and FOR Learning
Formative vs. Summative Assessment Power Point
Learning Culture / Praise / Mindsets
Perils of Praise and Mindsets – Dr. Carol Dweck :
The wrong kind of praise creates self-defeating behavior. The right kind motivates
students to learn. Learn about the two faces of effort and mindsets.
Growth vs. Fixed Mindsets – Dr. Carol Dweck:
How teachers and students view ability and their learning potential…..
do you have a growth mindset or a fixed mindset about ability?
Accomplishments in Reading K-3:
The National Academy of Sciences’ Preventing Reading Difficulties
in Young Children. What proficiencies should students have in reading?
Children’s Reading Foundation
National Writing / Reading Project
The Reading Lady
Pro-Teacher: Reading Lessons
Reading Resource Web Sites: Any Web Site You’ve Ever Needed
Reading Comprehension Strategies
Into The Book, Reading Comprehension / Bloom’s Taxonomy
Mosaic of Thought, Differentiated Reading Comprehension
Lexile Reading Lists, Accessing Reading Lists for Students Using Lexiles
Formative Assessment Lessons Information/Resources
Information below provided by Patrick Durham, BCPS Instructional Coach and State ISLN member.
FAL walkthrough v2 Caterpillars K-3 FAL walkthrough v2 Cookies 4-6
FAL Presentation Broad Overview Formative Assessment Lessons
These tasks can be used to form into FAL’s. 2/3 of the way down you can click on “Primary” and “Elementary” to view those tasks specifically.
This quick read is a brief on the 5 key strategies of Formal Assessment. This is basically the premise that FAL’s and true student exploration is built upon. I recommend this to all teachers and admins as a prerequisite to my FAL presentation. However, these strategies should have a daily existence in each class. This has been a key handout for my FAL presentations and my math workshop work with some of my teachers.
- This is a nice site that describes ALL the standards for teachers and can give them an easy vantage of the vertical progression of the standards. This is especially is great for Special Education and those that need a multi-grade understanding of the math curriculum. The chart is clickable by grade and/or math strand. The info also includes examples for each standard.
- This site has some plain language breakdown of grade level expectations. It also has “problems of the month”. It also has some of the MARS tasks (main FAL task creators). Excellent site.
- Progression work for some grades in math.