Isobel Stevenson

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District expectations around clarity of target

March 4, 2009 by Isobel Stevenson · No Comments · Student Achievement

When we wrote the ELTs, I was thinking about them in terms of using them as the basis of PLC discussions and writing common assessments.  I took the teaching them part for granted.  I don’t think we knew that we were embarking on a quest to use them well for classroom instruction. Over a year […]

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Not So Common Assessments

December 3, 2008 by Isobel Stevenson · 3 Comments · Student Achievement

We have known for a long time that we want to have district common assessments so that teachers can use the information.  As it says in the Instructional Model,  which is more idealistic than descriptive sometimes, “Teachers work in teams to review student data on achievement.  They use this information to make decisions about changes […]

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