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Using Common Reading Assessments to Impact Student Learning
Using Common Reading
Assessments
to Impact Student Learning
K-3 Staff Workshops April 15, 3:30-4:30- Working with the PM Benchmark Kit April 22, 3:00-4:30-
K-3 Staff Workshops
April 15, 3:30-4:30- Working with the PM Benchmark Kit
April 22, 3:00-4:30- Digging deeper into the DRA2

Using the DRA/PM Kit at ACS

Using the DRA/PM Kit at ACS

DRA

Using the DRA/PM Kit at ACS

DRA

is a “standardized test” used to gather baseline and end of the year data

Using the DRA/PM Kit at ACS

DRA

is a “standardized test” used to gather baseline and end of the year data

is used to find instructional strategies for individual students/identify class needs and whole grade level trends

Using the DRA/PM Kit at ACS

DRA

is a “standardized test” used to gather baseline and end of the year data

is used to find instructional strategies for individual students/identify class needs and whole grade level trends

given 2x year on agreed upon date*

Using the DRA/PM Kit at ACS

DRA

PM

is a “standardized test” used to gather baseline and end of the year data

is used to find instructional strategies for individual students/identify class needs and whole grade level trends

given 2x year on agreed upon date*

Using the DRA/PM Kit at ACS

DRA

is a “standardized test” used to gather baseline and end of the year data

is used to find instructional strategies for individual students/identify class needs and whole grade level trends

given 2x year on agreed upon date*

PM

is a common assessment tool used to find/verify a student’s independent reading level (Finding the independent level allows the teacher to also find instructional points/needs) *Independent/Instructional- are like turn around facts

Using the DRA/PM Kit at ACS

DRA

is a “standardized test” used to gather baseline and end of the year data

is used to find instructional strategies for individual students/identify class needs and whole grade level trends

given 2x year on agreed upon date*

PM

is a common assessment tool used to find/verify a student’s independent reading level (Finding the independent level allows the teacher to also find instructional points/needs) *Independent/Instructional- are like turn around facts

can be given at the teacher’s discretion on an as needed basis

Learning more about the PM in grade level teams 4:00-4:20
Learning more
about the PM in
grade level teams
4:00-4:20
Learning more about the PM in grade level teams 4:00-4:20
Learning more about the PM in grade level teams 4:00-4:20
Learning more
about the PM in
grade level teams
4:00-4:20
1. Briefly review the PM TG and the ACS PM Guidelines 2. Practice giving the
1. Briefly review the PM TG and
the ACS PM Guidelines
2. Practice giving the PM
3. Discuss using the tool and capture
your thinking
the PM TG and the ACS PM Guidelines 2. Practice giving the PM 3. Discuss using
Next time: Digging Deeper into the DRA2
Next time: Digging Deeper into the DRA2
Next time: Digging Deeper into the
DRA2

“Team Work” April 16-21

Together with your GL team please view your targeted Level on the DRA2 Training DVD“Team Work” April 16-21 Complete the worksheet to capture your thinking and bring it back to

Complete the worksheet to capture your thinking and bring it back to the next meeting- April 22, 3:00-4:30 April 22, 3:00-4:30

We will use this information to help us create some Essential Agreements for the division (K-3) and for each GLand bring it back to the next meeting- April 22, 3:00-4:30 Each Teacher Independent work: Please

Each Teacher Independent work:us create some Essential Agreements for the division (K-3) and for each GL Please read DRA

Please read DRA TG- your portion

for the division (K-3) and for each GL Each Teacher Independent work: Please read DRA TG-

Thank You!

April 22 - Staff Workshop 2 Digging Deeper into the DRA2
April 22 - Staff Workshop 2 Digging Deeper into the DRA2
April 22 - Staff Workshop 2
Digging Deeper into the DRA2

The DRA is

The DRA is

The DRA is

The DRA is a way for us to find each child’s instructional reading level (from there

a way for us to find each child’s instructional reading level (from there we also know information about their independent levels)

us to find each child’s instructional reading level (from there we also know information about their

The DRA is

a way for us to find each child’s instructional reading level (from there we also know information about their independent levels)The DRA is useful in determining instructional strategies to help move each child forward

useful in determining instructional strategies to help move each child forwardus to find each child’s instructional reading level (from there we also know information about their

information about their independent levels) useful in determining instructional strategies to help move each child forward

The DRA is

a way for us to find each child’s instructional reading level (from there we also know information about their independent levels)The DRA is useful in determining instructional strategies to help move each child forward able to

useful in determining instructional strategies to help move each child forwardwe also know information about their independent levels) able to provide us with data to track

able to provide us with data to track individual student growth, whole- class or grade-level trends, and to evaluate our reading program school-wideinformation about their independent levels) useful in determining instructional strategies to help move each child forward

to track individual student growth, whole- class or grade-level trends, and to evaluate our reading program

The DRA is not

The DRA is not

The DRA is not useful for completing our report cards each quarter

useful for completing our report cards each quarter

The DRA is not

useful for completing our report cards each quarterThe DRA is not the only data we gather to show student progress

the only data we gather to show student progressThe DRA is not useful for completing our report cards each quarter

The DRA is not

useful for completing our report cards each quarterThe DRA is not the only data we gather to show student progress efficient- completing it

the only data we gather to show student progressThe DRA is not useful for completing our report cards each quarter efficient- completing it 2x

efficient- completing it 2x gives us what we needThe DRA is not useful for completing our report cards each quarter the only data we

Moving Forward:

DRA Team Recommendations

Moving Forward: DRA Team Recommendations Testing material thrown away- April 2, 2009

Testing material thrown away- April 2, 2009

Moving Forward:

DRA Team Recommendations

Moving Forward: DRA Team Recommendations Testing material thrown away- April 2, 2009 The DRA will be

Testing material thrown away- April 2, 2009

The DRA will be used 2x a year: Sept/May

Moving Forward:

DRA Team Recommendations

Moving Forward: DRA Team Recommendations Testing material thrown away- April 2, 2009 The DRA will be

Testing material thrown away- April 2, 2009

The DRA will be used 2x a year: Sept/MayDRA Team Recommendations Testing material thrown away- April 2, 2009 A student can be tested up

A student can be tested up to one grade level aboveForward: DRA Team Recommendations Testing material thrown away- April 2, 2009 The DRA will be used

Moving Forward:

DRA Team Recommendations

Moving Forward: DRA Team Recommendations Testing material thrown away- April 2, 2009 The DRA will be

Testing material thrown away- April 2, 2009

The DRA will be used 2x a year: Sept/MayRecommendations Testing material thrown away- April 2, 2009 A student can be tested up to one

A student can be tested up to one grade level aboveaway- April 2, 2009 The DRA will be used 2x a year: Sept/May Our emphasis will

Our emphasis will be on using the information from the DRA to guide our instruction and report trends over time rather than as a means for completing guide our instruction and report trends over time rather than as a means for completing our report cards.

Moving Forward:

DRA Team Recommendations

Moving Forward: DRA Team Recommendations Testing material thrown away- April 2, 2009 The DRA will be

Testing material thrown away- April 2, 2009

The DRA will be used 2x a year: Sept/MayRecommendations Testing material thrown away- April 2, 2009 A student can be tested up to one

A student can be tested up to one grade level aboveaway- April 2, 2009 The DRA will be used 2x a year: Sept/May Our emphasis will

Our emphasis will be on using the information from the DRA to guide our instruction and report trends over time rather than as a means for completing guide our instruction and report trends over time rather than as a means for completing our report cards.

As one form of evidence, the PM Benchmark Kit PM Benchmark Kit

can be used to reading level

help teachers verify a child’s

Moving Forward:

DRA Team Recommendations

Moving Forward: DRA Team Recommendations Testing material thrown away- April 2, 2009 The DRA will be

Testing material thrown away- April 2, 2009

The DRA will be used 2x a year: Sept/MayRecommendations Testing material thrown away- April 2, 2009 A student can be tested up to one

A student can be tested up to one grade level aboveaway- April 2, 2009 The DRA will be used 2x a year: Sept/May Our emphasis will

Our emphasis will be on using the information from the DRA to guide our instruction and report trends over time rather than as a means for completing guide our instruction and report trends over time rather than as a means for completing our report cards.

As one form of evidence, the PM Benchmark Kit PM Benchmark Kit

can be used to reading level

help teachers verify a child’s

The DRA Kit could be kept in the literacy library and checked out during the DRA Testing Windows. Benefits include: freeing up valuable space in classrooms and Jen can monitor that materials are always organized, ready, and kept only in the kitsreport cards. As one form of evidence, the PM Benchmark Kit can be used to reading

Moving Forward:

DRA Team Recommendations

Moving Forward: DRA Team Recommendations Testing material thrown away- April 2, 2009 DRA K-3 tests will

Testing material thrown away- April 2, 2009

DRA K-3 tests will now only be copied on paper
DRA K-3 tests will now only be
copied on
paper

The DRA will be used 2x a year: Sept/May2, 2009 DRA K-3 tests will now only be copied on paper A student can be

A student can be tested up to one grade level abovecopied on paper The DRA will be used 2x a year: Sept/May Our emphasis will be

Our emphasis will be on using the information from the DRA to guide our instruction and report trends over time rather than as a means for completing guide our instruction and report trends over time rather than as a means for completing our report cards.

As one form of evidence, the PM Benchmark Kit PM Benchmark Kit

can be used to reading level

help teachers verify a child’s

The DRA Kit could be kept in the literacy library and checked out during the DRA Testing Windows. Benefits include: freeing up valuable space in classrooms and Jen can monitor that materials are always organized, ready, and kept only in the kitsreport cards. As one form of evidence, the PM Benchmark Kit can be used to reading

Reviewing the DRA2 Teachers Guide in mixed grade-level groups 3:25-3:50PM
Reviewing the DRA2
Teachers Guide in
mixed grade-level
groups
3:25-3:50PM
Teachers teach each other about their section of the TG. Notes for each section can
Teachers teach each other
about their section of the TG.
Notes for each section can be
captured on the recording sheet
(25 minutes)
each other about their section of the TG. Notes for each section can be captured on

Before Moving a Level

Ask yourself?? Is there anything else I should teach at this level? Have I modeled,
Ask yourself??
Is there anything else I should teach at this level?
Have I modeled, guided practice
and observed
independent practice of the student, so that I am
confident that this student can move successfully
to the next level?
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DRA Team Handouts/Discussion

3:50-4:20

DRA2/PMDRA Team Handouts/Discussion 3:50-4:20 Cycle ACS DRA2 Guidelines

Cycle

ACS DRA2 GuidelinesDRA Team Handouts/Discussion 3:50-4:20 DRA2/PM Cycle

DRA Team Handouts/Discussion

3:50-4:20

DRA2/PMDRA Team Handouts/Discussion 3:50-4:20 Cycle ACS DRA2 Guidelines

Cycle

ACS DRA2 GuidelinesDRA Team Handouts/Discussion 3:50-4:20 DRA2/PM Cycle

DRA Team Handouts/Discussion 3:50-4:20 DRA2/PM Cycle ACS DRA2 Guidelines

DRA Team Handouts/Discussion

3:50-4:20

DRA2/PMDRA Team Handouts/Discussion 3:50-4:20 Cycle ACS DRA2 Guidelines Revisions/ Additions

Cycle

ACS DRA2 GuidelinesDRA Team Handouts/Discussion 3:50-4:20 DRA2/PM Cycle Revisions/ Additions

Revisions/ Additions
Revisions/
Additions

Closing

“TEAM-WORK” April 23-May 3: Discuss new DRA guidelines and prepare for testing window May 10-21 (KG2 May 3-21)Closing How can we support each other prior to or after the assessment? Jen or any

How can we support each other prior to or after the assessment? Jen or any of the TL can attend a GL team meeting to discuss any of this furtherand prepare for testing window May 10-21 (KG2 May 3-21) Jen or any of the team

Jen or any of the team leaders can help facilitate practice/ discussion with the PM KitJen or any of the TL can attend a GL team meeting to discuss any of

Staff Workshop #3- REVISIONS/ADDITIONSto discuss any of this further Jen or any of the team leaders can help facilitate