ALEKS times and management discussed. CUE report and evidence/assessments were reviewed to benchmark proficiency.
Gradebooks were discussed. Teachers are encouraged to look at their gradebook from a parent prospective. Check to make sure the assignment makes sense to parents. Number of assessments should be 1 at a minimum per week of school. CUE report is coming, make sure the standards that will be assessed this term have enough evidence.
Next week the team will look at an MCAS test and get in groups according to grade level to discuss the test and the state's assessment of standards.
ALEKS assessments and other issues on ALEKS were discussed.
Teachers brought content are standards to discuss concerns on how to teach them or materials that may need to order. Lessons, units, and gradebooks will be discussed next meeting.
All teachers logged onto ALEKS and up-dated classes, learned how to send assessments, and explored some of the features of ALEKS.
4th and 8th grade are on ALEKS and the other grades will be on this coming week. The 5th -7th grades will be on ALEKS next week.
Planning the yearlong scope and sequences based on the grade level assigned standards. Ideas are shared and suggestions were given.
Teachers will log into ALEKS and add new students to their classes. Their new ALEKS class is set up and ready for students to log into and for teachers to activate. Scholl wide ALEKS start up will be for the week of October1.
Week 3 NWEA and MCAS statistics are analyzed. Names of students will be given to the department head ASAP. When we have these official numbers/names they will passed along to leadership team to review and discuss.
All staff were given a copy of math/science scope and sequence for grades 4-8. Teachers will look at this data to continue to plan their yearlong calendar for teaching their assigned standards.
All planning materials will be brought to week fours meeting.
Math step up
More conversation of possible scenarios of what the step up program would look like. What time of prep. Would be involved. The teachers also started brainstorming ideas of how to help struggling students identified by MCAS scores. Teachers start to study scores and identify students for step up and remedial help.
Math step up program
The team discussed the possibility of moving students from their current grade level up to the next grade for math. Criteria would be set including; MCAS scores, NWEA scores, essential habits, teacher recommendation, and parent approval.
Teachers were concerned about scheduling and exhibition project integration.
Chairperson will bring teacher concerns to leadership team.