As a result of the NYSED Teaching is the Core Grant awarded to the HFM BOCES-led consortium, our district had the opportunity to review student assessments related to APPR. Our local assessment review team which is comprised of teachers and administrators who have been trained on the assessment review process, reviewed 37 assessments. Based on this extensive review, our recommendations are as follows:
- Keep 34 assessments
- Modify 34 assessments
- Eliminate 3 assessments (delivered to 13 grades in ELA & Math)
- Create 26 assessments (to replace the eliminated assessments)
The review team is also designing an action plan for implementation in the 2015-2016 school year and beyond to continue to focus on the assessment review process. The plan will ensure that teachers are continuing to design and use assessments that will inform instruction and support student learning.