In the standards-era of education, it is critical that schools develop a Guaranteed and Viable curriculum. A guaranteed curriculum means all teachers will teach the same priority standards for the same course and/or grade level. A viable curriculum is one that can be taught in the time available for teachers to do so. Assessment is first and foremost a teaching tool, not just a grading tool. Developing quality assessments and using a variety of assessment practices is one of the most important aspects for teaching and learning in the standards-based learning environment.
The goal of the Standards Professional Learning (SPL) grant project was to engage practitioners in a collaborative study of learning standard viability, learning targets, and proficiency scales in order to improve core instruction and assessment of student mastery. Read the full SPL Grant Evaluation Report here.
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