465/565 Enduring Understandings:
I want my students
to know that:
1. Students need to play a role in their own assessment.
2. Students need to witness progress to be motivated.
3. There are multiple ways to collect evidence of learning.
4. Progress can be measured in many ways.
5. Assessment does not have to hurt.
465 Syllabus, New and improved Assignment
565 Syllabus, New and improved Assignment
Tuesday November 25
Parts VI and VII are Due. You may e mail them to me.
This is an optional class day. I will not take roll. I will be in
class for those who want to work on the final or have questions.
Thursday November 27
Tuesday, December 2
Movie Presentation part 1
1. Music Department: Mr. Holland's Opus
2. History Department: We Were Soldiers
3. History Department: 13 Days
4. Art Department: Mona Lisa Smile
Movie Presentation Part 1
Science Department: Gattica
English Department: 10 Things I Hate
Physical Education Department: Super Size Me
English Department: Finding Forrester
Last day to turn in back work or resubmit work.
below are weeks all ready completed:____________
August 26 room 174
Go over Syllabus
August 28 Cline Library Media Center
Watch Alfie Kohn Lecture
Insight 1 Rubric
Bring Insight # 1 to class for discussion.
Thursday, September 4
Collateral Damage 1, 2, 3
Reader's Guide for Collateral
Posner "Teaching to the Test"
Insight 2 Rubric
Tuesday, September 9
Charlene Gile Leads discussion on:
Bratlinger: Who Benefits
Insight #3 Please answer
these questions for discussion on Tuesday September 9.
1. Why should you be concerned in your classroom (content area)
about domination through 'othering'?
2.What are some ways
you will motivate ALL of your students in your classroom?
3. What does hegemony
mean to you from the perspective your content area?
4. Based on Bratlinger's
article what is the agenda of high stakes testing
What do you think Kohn means by respecting the "bottom line" p.
High Stakes Testing Debate
Tuesday, September 16
2: Stiggins “Why we Assess” Here is Chapter 2 electronically(Apologies
for it being so strange. I don't know why it came in eight parts. Hopefully most
of you have the book by now.) 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8
High Stakes Testing Justin
Schmittendorf leads the discussion
No Insight is due.Here are some questions to help prepare for the discussion:
What changes would you make in the current usage of high stakes testing?
How might standardized tests be used FOR learning as Stiggins describes assessment
What are some
examples from Kozol that illustrate assessments that are not FOR
Debbie Hammer leads discussion:
Chapter 3a , 3b Stiggins "Defining
Poetter: Zoo Trip article
Taxonomy and Objectives
For Thursday's Class: Check the weather report for the day and write it down
on a list including five items you would bring on an outdoor field trip.
Chapter 4 Stiggins "Desgining Methods"
Decide on Course and Unit you will teach
Bring your content Arizona
We will work on the paragraph for describing your unit.
Tuesday, October 1
Elaine Watkins, Humanities (history and English) teacher,from Sedona Red Rock
High School will speak on Authentic Assessment. She will present several creative
ways to assess your students. Please take notes and be prepared to discuss the
Description is due worth 20 points
Discuss Ms. Watkins creative assessments
Refine GO's, SLO's, enduring understandings, state standards
Tuesday, October 7
Discuss Pre Assessments
Part II is due: Provide General Outcomes (GO's) in all three domains with more
than 3 and less than 10 correlating Specific Learning Objectives (SLO's). List
appropriate Arizona State Standards for your unit. List 2 - 3 enduring understandings
for your unit. (30 points)
Part III is
due: Describe at least 3 strategies to preassess student knolwedge,skills,and/or
dispositions. We will discuss four types of assessment.Make decisions
on which two each student will prepare. Participate in an example
of personal communication assessment. Week
Tuesday October 14
Please read Chapter 5 and Chapter 6 from Stiggins
Bring to class the assessment
you agreed to create. Be prepared to share your assessment(Selected
Response or Essay) with your department and the class.
You will decide which assessment you will prepare for Thursday:
Personal Communication Ch.
of each are listed below:
I will demonstrate a Performance Assessment on Tuesday 10/14
on Thursday 10/9
Please Read Chapter 7 and Chapter 8 from Stiggins
Bring to class the assessment you agreed to create.Be prepared
to share your assessment (Performance or Personal Communication) with
your department and the class.
Go over Mid Term
for Teacher/Parent Conference
What kind of environment do we want to create?
Each Department will Create a Progress report for one student. The department
will decide who will be the teacher and who will play the part of the student
in the conference.
Parent /Teacher Conference with guests from Sedona Red Rock High School
Tuesday October 28
Read Chapter 9
Discuss Parent/Teacher/Student conferences
Discuss dispositions assessment
Thursday October 30
Read Chapter 12
Discuss Formative Assessments & Re-teaching
Mid Term Individual work Due
Tuesday November 4
Fighting the Toxic Status Quo and "Elect
Philosophy of Assessment Discussion
#2, Article #3, Article
#4, Article #5,
#6, Article #7, Article
#8, Article #9
IV.Formative Assessments due
V. Re-teaching Strategies due
Final Assignment Rubric
ECI 565 Annotated bibliography
Tuesday November 11 NO CLASS
Philosophy of Assessment DUE
Discuss Task Stream procedure for signature assignment
Discuss Formal Asessments Part VI and
Addresing Diversity and Bias Part VII
Explanation of all practice unit parts
Tuesday November 18
Lightfoot Article and New
Teacher Book Chapter
Insight # 6 Due
Edwards Leads Discussion
Work on Final Part I