Friday, May 31, 2013

Common Core Conversations - Using Evidence From Text - Read by Wed. June 5

Our professional reading for this learning cycle is "Common Core Conversations- Using Evidence from Text" which can be found at  .

Please read it before your department meeting on Wednesday, June 5th where you will have a chance to discuss it.

A highlighted PDF version was sent out via CPS e-mail on Friday, May 31 by Ms. Feltes. The photo will make sense once you read the article.

Monday, February 15, 2010

"Writing to Learn" Suggestions from Departments

Each department shared some great "Writing to Learn" ideas at a recent professional development session. If you are looking for some ideas which work, talk to your colleagues and see what is working for them. If you want to see a larger image of one of the photos just click on it.

Friday, October 30, 2009

Interim Assessment, a User's Guide - Kim Marshall

"Interim assessments are an important tool for school improvement, but they are easy to use poorly. Mr. Marshall provides 10 guidelines for using these tests effectively."

Download the PDF file of this article at:

This short (5 page) article is an overview of how interim assessment such as the NWEA tests can be used to improve teaching and learning. The article points out some pitfalls of using such tests, and may give you some ideas for how we can use interim assessment more effectively at NGHS.

After you read the article, please comment on it using the "COMMENTS" link under this post. Which of Marshall's ten guidelines do you think we need to work on most at NGHS? Which of the guidelines are we implementing best at NGHS? What are your suggestions for how to best use interim assessment at NGHS? Please sign your name to your comment so we can continue the discussion in the non-virtual world.