Wednesday, January 29, 2014

A professional learning community

Mid-year exams and other common assessments serve a greater purpose than gathering student grades:  assessment data is used by teacher teams for an in-depth analysis of what students have learned following a unit of study.  Pictured here is a Math team involved in an item-by-item analysis of a mid-year exam (projected on the white board). The team's discussion involves how they teach each concept, with our students' performance providing important information about how the teachers will respond in upcoming instruction to help all students achieve at a high level.  This data team practice is part of our commitment to working as a professional learning community.

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