RESA Newsletter December, 2016
Congratulations - you are halfway through the RESA process when you submit the First Lesson Cycle Task and the Communication and Professional Development Task by the deadline on December 15th. You can check those off your "to do list". Please remember there is NO extension to this December 15th due date.
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NEXT TASKS - DUE FEBRUARY 15
As you know, the Formative and Summative Assessment Task and the Second Lesson Cycle Task are due by February 15th. The Second Lesson Cycle Task requirements are like what you did for First Lesson Cycle Task but please remember you must use a different video. Some of last year's candidates passed First Lesson Cycle Task but not Second Lesson Cycle Task. Don't take for granted that just because you have completed Lesson Cycle 1 that Lesson Cycle 2 will be simpler. Be careful to create well prepared responses to all the prompts.
PURPOSE OF FORMATIVE AND SUMMATIVE ASSESSMENT TASK
Demonstrate your understanding of and ability to implement the Teaching-Learning Cycle: describe, analyze, reflect upon how evidence from assessments were used to modify your teaching practice as needed to improve student learning and achievement of the learning outcomes for this unit.
CONTENT OF FORMATIVE AND SUMMATIVE ASSESSMENT TASK
- Demonstrate your ability to use formative and summative assessments to monitor your teaching impact and student progress toward the intended learning outcomes and to adjust your instruction as needed based on assessment results.
- Create an instructional unit that consists of a minimum of 10 days or class periods and a maximum of 35 days or class periods.
- Select, administer, and analyze 2 formative assessments and 1 summative assessment given at important check points during the unit.
- Follow 3 students throughout the unit (Student A low-performing; Student B mid-performing; Student C high-performing) BASED ON THE INITIAL FORMATIVE ASSESSMENT p. 57
- Adjust your instruction for these 3 students based on the results from their formative assessments.
POINTS TO REMEMBER WHEN PLANNING FORMATIVE AND SUMMATIVE ASSESSMENT TASK
- Important content clearly connected to your school/district priorities and state/national standards.
- Academically rigorous expectations for student learning
- Formative and summative assessments of student learning of content across the instructional unit and aligned to learning outcomes
- Opportunities for student to self-assess and set learning goals for eachformative assessment