• NWEA Goal Setting

    Posted by Amanda Forkner on 5/20/2014

     

     Video #1 - Looking at goal setting

     
     
     
     Video #2 - Looking at NWEA class report
     
     
     
    Video #3 - Reflection sheet
     
     
    Steps to run a Class Report:
    1. Go to MAP Reports on NWEA. 
    2. Click on Class Reports, Winter Term, and Performance Goal, Create Report.
    3. Print or save to desktop.


    Steps to run Student Goal Setting Worksheets:
    1. Go to the blue left column and click on Map Reports.
    2. Click on Student Goal Setting Worksheet.
    3. Under Term Roster, scroll down to Fall 2013-14, select your school/teacher name (depending if you have administrative privileges), for “Growth Comparison Period”, it should default to, “Fall 2013-Winter 2014”. Click on Math and Reading only by clicking off the last 3 (Lang Usage and the Sciences) and then “Create your report."

    Goal Setting Worksheets, click on name to download:

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  • NWEA testing window opens Monday, 5/12

    Posted by Joyce Schultz on 5/12/2014
    The NWEA window for the Spring administration of the NWEA assessment opens on Monday, May 12th and runs through June 13th. 
     
     nwea

    Please see the PowerPoint that summarizes the updates made to the system since the last administration. This PPT also serves as a refresher for setting up testing sessions.
    Click here for Spring 2014 Updates PowerPoint.
     
    Additional refresher training information may be found at
    https://rcsd-admin.mapnwea.org
     
     
    The home page looks like this:
     nwea home page
    testing info  
     
    The noted resources contain excellent information.
     
    If there are any additional questions or issues pertaining to NWEA, please contact Steve Kingdom by phone (585-314-6048) or via email at Stephan.Kingdom@rcsdk12.org. Please note, David Pilaroscia, who also usually assists with NWEA issues will be out on medical leave for this upcoming assessment period. Please be kind to Steve.
     

     
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  • 6th grade Math Module 4 - Compass activities

    Posted by Katie Orem & Larisa Useda on 3/24/2014
    Sixth grade teachers-
    There is a new resource in eLearning for Grade 6 Math Module 4. 
     additional resources
     
    It is a 6th grade math Additional Resources document that lists the module by lesson with related Compass activities and LearnZillion video links wherever relevant.  
     
     Instructional resources
     
     Compass activities can be used in a variety of ways. See what would work for you.

    1. Present Compass activities to whole or small group.

    a.    Log in to your teacher account.

    b.    Plug the activity# in the upper right corner of dashboard.

     activity number

    c.     F11 for full screen

     

    + No set up, guided practice for students

    -      Quizzes come up with the answers filled in, you will have to use a

    student account to work with quizzes whole group.

     

    2. Post a few activity #s near computer for centers.

    a.    Students log in.

    b.    Students type the activity # in the Activity Finder, in the lower left side of home screen.

    activity finder

    + Data will show in Student backpack, teacher will receive data on weekly student progress report.

    + No need to assign ahead, works well for a few activities. Can target a specific skill that you are addressing in class.

     

    3.  Assign "Grade 6 Math Module 4" assignment to your students.

    a.    Students log in& click on Language Arts assignments

    b.    To assign, log inyour teacher account.      

                                                 i.     Select Courses & Assignments.

                                                ii.     Click Assignment Archive.

                                              iii.     Select Availability “My District”, Keyword “module”, then click on Search button.

                                               iv.     Check the assignment "Grade 6 Math Module 4."

                                                v.     Click Assign to Students button above.

                                               vi.     Click on the plus(+) sign next to the class to show all the

                                           students, then select students. Then choose “Finish” below.
     
    math module 4
     

          + Data will show for students in Student backpack, teacher will receive
             data on weekly student progress report.

          + Students can work on assignment from home, during lab time or centers.

          + Easier management for more activities.

     
     
    Yes, something created for 6th grade!! 
    Please leave a comment on how you use the Compass activities.
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  • Gr 3 to 6 - Compass ELA Test Prep 2014

    Posted by Emily Mischler & Larisa Useda on 3/17/2014
    Grade 3-6 teachers,
    There is a new resource in eLearning for ELA Test Prep Spring 2014. It is posted in the ELA Curriculum.
     
    Compass ELA test prep
     

    This addresses previously Tested Standards that were NOT taught in Modules 1 & 2. Teachers searched Compass activities by standard, previewed the activities and chose the most relevant activities. Activities are for use outside of the one hour ELA Common Core Curriculum lesson time. 

    compass assignment
     
    Compass activities can be used in a variety of ways. See what would work for you.

    1. Present Compass activities to whole or small group. 

    • Log in to your teacher account.
    • Plug the activity# in the upper right corner of dashboard.

     activity number

    • F11 for full screen 

         + No set up, guided practice for students

         - Quizzes come up with the answers filled in, you will have to use a student account to work with quizzes whole group.

     

    2. Post a few activity #s near computer for centers.

    • Students log in.
    • Students type the activity # in the Activity Finder, in the lower left side of home screen.

    activity finder

       + Data will show in Student backpack, teacher will receive data on weekly student progress report.

       + No need to assign ahead, works well for a few activities. Can target a specific skill that you are addressing in class.

     

    3.  Assign "Test Prep" assignments to your students.

    • Students log in & click on Language Arts assignments
    • To assign, log in your teacher account.       
      1. Select Courses & Assignments.
      2. Click Assignment Archive.
      3. Select Availability “My District”Keyword “Test Prep”, then click on Search button.
      4. Check the assignment that you would like to assign.
      5. Click Assign to Students button above.
      6. Click on the plus(+) sign next to the class to show all the students, then select students. Then choose “Finish” below.
     test prep
     

          + Data will show for students in Student backpack, teacher will receive 
             data on weekly student progress report.

          + Students can work on assignment from home, during lab time or centers.

          + Easier management for more activities.

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  • Encouraging Compass Use at Home

    Posted by Audrey Seybold on 2/7/2014

    With report cards and a school recess coming up this is a great time to reach out to your students’ families to encourage use of Compass outside of school. Students can get to Compass using computers at their local library.

     home library

    Copy a class set of the Compass Parent Letter [see links below], label each one with a student’s name and fill in that student’s username and password information. Help make sure an adult gets the information by tucking it in your students’ report card envelope.

     

    Get your students involved too; be sure they know that they can use Compass at the library or on a home computer. Tell them that you need their help making sure they talk to their family and use the sheet you are sending home.  
     
     


    Compass parent letter  
     
     
     
       
     
     
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  • NWEA Winter 2014 Assessment Window

    Posted by Larisa Useda on 1/13/2014 7:00:00 AM
     
     Compass Learning NWEA  
     
    As you may be aware, the winter NWEA assessment window runs from January 13th - February 14th, 2014. 

    This year Compass and NWEA are linked.

    Compass Learning imports assessment data nightly from that day's NWEA assessments. Individual learning paths are assigned based on RIT ranges for Math and ELA. Activities are selected by Compass that focus on skills and concepts at the students' instructional level.Students complete Compass Learning activities that are directly linked to Common Core Standards and differentiated by student need.
     
    If your class isn't already scheduled to take the NWEA and you are interested, please reach out to your principal for more information.

    Please feel free to contact your IT Resource Teacher or Larisa Useda with specific questions.

     
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