Bob Cioppa wanted us to pass on information about this relevant upcoming opportunity to all of you. Hope many of you can attend!
Nashua is in the process of contracting with Dr. Lee Ann Jung to come and present on how to assess ELL and SPED students using competency based grading. She is a national presenter on topics of family involvement, inclusion, IEP/IFSP development, and grading and reporting progress of exceptional learners. She has authored more than 30 journal articles and book chapters.
Below is a synopsis of her book Grading Exceptional and Struggling Learners:
How can you ensure that you are grading your exceptional students fairly? Teachers receive very little guidance for grading students with disabilities, English learners, and those receiving services through a response-to-intervention (RTI) process. This practitioner-friendly book provides teachers and administrators with an effective framework for assigning grades that are accurate, meaningful, and legally defensible. The authors’ easy-to-follow, five-step standards-based inclusive grading model helps teachers:
-Determine appropriate expectations for each student
-Understand the differences between accommodations and modifications
-Grade based on modified expectations
-Communicate the meaning of grades to students and their families
The District will be sending Dr. Jung all of the work that has been that has been completed on competencies so she can tailor her presentation to fit our needs.
The dates will be August 20th and 21st at Nashua South. All teachers are welcome to attend. I hope you can all make it for this valuable opportunity and feel free to spread the word to your colleagues!