Welcome Focus: Field Test Formative Assessment Project Webinar #2 - May 29, 2012 - 2-3 pm Formative Assessment Project Project Sponsor: Carolyn M. Wood, Ph. D. Assistant State Superintendent for Accountability, Assessment, and Data Systems Formative Assessment/Assessment for Learning Team: *Denise Hunt-Program Manager Joshua Dorsey Starrette Galanis Deborah King Melissa Schropp Gregory Sucre Agenda ✓ Assessment for Learning Project Overview Field Test Overview Benefits for Field Test Participants Level of Commitment Needed Process for Applying "Formative assessment is a process used by teachers and students during instruction that provides feedback to adjust ongoing teaching and learning to improve students' achievement of intended instructional outcomes.” CCSSO 2007 Formative Assessment / Assessment for Learning refers to PROCESS not a test Balanced System of Assessment Balanced Assessment System S T U D E N T Standards Unit Quarterly/ Interim Annual Summative Weekly Minute by Minute / Daily Formative Assessment Practices Assessment for Learning Summative Assessments Assessment of Learning Three Central Questions Where am I going? Where am I now? What are my next steps? AfL Online Resource System AfL Online Resource System Teacher Resources Professional Learning Administrator Resources Collaboration Teacher Resources • Lesson-planning tools • Instructional resources in the form of videos, documents, simulations, etc. • Mobile applications for SmartPhones and tablets • Research and publications relevant to AfL • Teacher Learning Modules Back AfL Online Resource System – For Teachers Seven Teacher Learning Modules • What is Assessment for Learning • Establish a Collaborative Climate • Share Learning Goals and the Criteria for Success • Elicit and Use Evidence of Learning • Use Descriptive Feedback • Promote Self-Assessment • Putting it All Together Independent Review Expert Training Back AfL Online Resource System – For Teachers Sample for vendor: Actual sessions may be different. Back AfL Online Resource System – For Administrators Suite of Leadership Resources A suite of multimedia tutorials, applications, and tools to assist schools that are... - Considering AfL - Starting AfL - Implementing AfL - Sustaining AfL These include videos, text documents, presentations, templates and rubrics focused on… - Learning about and applying the Assessment for Learning process - Leading a Professional Learning Community at each stage of implementation - Communicating AfL messages with district leaders, teachers, parents, and students Field Test Overview Phase Two: 2013-14 Phase One: 2012-13 Administrator Administrator Teacher Teacher Teacher Teacher T T T T T T T T Field Test Phase 1 - 2012-2013 20 Schools: One Administrator and Two Teachers Administrator •Review and provide feedback on Suite of Leader Resources •Review and provide feedback on AfL video learning sessions •Collaborate with other leaders implementing AfL •Support teacher participants in planning for Phase 2 implementation Teacher •Review Objects in Online Resource System •Attend 5Training Sessions (3 Hrs Each) •Attend 4Webinars •Plan for Phase 2 implementation Teacher Back Field Test Field Test Phase 2 2 - 2013-2014 Phase 20 Schools: One Administrator and Two Teachers Administrator •Use and provide feedback on Suite of Leader Resources •Provide leadership to PLC •Track and provide feedback on the progress of the initiative Teacher T •Use and provide feedback on AfL Online Resource System •Facilitate a PLC •Attend 5 Trainings (3 Hrs Each) •Attend 4 webinars Teacher T T T T T T T Benefits and Compensation Achievement Students Involvement Training Motivation Self-Regulation Benefits and Compensation Students Partnership in Resource Development Involvement Early Access Training Benefits and Compensation Students Involvement Training Training Sessions with AfL Experts AfL Online Resource System Benefits and Compensation Travel/Substitute Reimbursement Students Possibility of CPD Credits Involvement Other Stipends Training Tablets Time Commitment Phase One Phase Two 2012-2013 2013-2014 Teachers Review & Provide Feedback: 60 Hrs/yr Administrators Review & Provide Feedback: 20 Hrs/yr Training: 5 Sessions (3 Hrs Each) AfL Leaders Introductory Training Review & Provide Feedback: 60 Hrs/yr Review & Provide Feedback: 10 Hrs/yr Facilitate PLC: 60Hrs/yr Training: 5 Sessions (3 Hrs Each) Lead PLC: 20 Hrs/yr AfL Leaders Introductory Training Next Steps • At the conclusion of this webinar, the AfLContact will receive a follow up e-mail that includes: – A document providing information about the purpose, benefits, and commitments associated with the Field Test. – A flyer providing an overview of the Assessment For Learning Project – The Field Test Application Form – A sample cover letter for AfL Contact Person to send to principals AfL Team Sends e-mail • AfL Contact Distribute applications Principals Complete application AfL Contact Collect by June 29th AfL Team email@example.com Each school can submit one Field Test Application, but there is no limitation on the number of applications a district can submit. 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