2: Look at Student Work and Data
Look at Student
Work and Data in
Relation to the Citywide Learning
second essential element for Whole School Improvement
is to look at student work and data in relation to the
Citywide Learning Standards in order to identify
student's needs, to improve assignments and
instruction, to assess student progress, and to inform
Activities in accomplishing this
- scale up training
for staff in looking at student
- create blocks of
teacher time for looking at student work and
require that it be an ongoing
- At what level are
- Where do they
need to go?
- How do we get
- plot New Standards
and other authentic assessments
- use professional
development tools and resources from the
Institute of Learning.
- work with national
networks and national
- develop at each
school, competencies that meet or exceed the
Citywide Learning Standards.
in the school and
- exemplars of good
work developed by teachers
- displays of student
work that meets standards
development for teachers based on what they
need to help their students meet
- a variety of
assessments that align with instruction and
standards and that provide usable data on
- administrators and
teachers using assessment data to determine
instructional needs across the school and in
- opportunities for
the public to assess student work through
portfolios, exhibitions, etc.
- teachers using
technology to consult with colleagues on
How are we
succeeding in implementing Essential 2:
Looking at Student Work?
We assess our progress in
implementation of the
Essential: Looking at Student
on the Whole School Improvement
The following evidence was used to
determine this marking:
- There is a great deal of variety in the protocols
being used in Looking at Student Work (LASW).
- There is inconsistency in using the time allocated
for Looking at Student Work.
- Some grade levels are Looking at Student Work
effectively, i.e. using the information to
- The time in reaching consensus in scoring
students' work has decreased which indicates a deeper
understanding and knowledge of the rubrics.
- We did not have a coach to guide us through this
process in the last two years.
for moving to the
- The school has made a commitment to hire a content
coach for the upcoming school year.
- The school's SSC and the ILT supported a faculty
vote to dedicate the 18 hours of professional
development to LASW.
- There will be a 90 minute LASW monthly session
scheduled every month.
- The coach will provide LASW protocol training to
all teachers via the Instructional Teams.
- The IT's will report their findings through LASW
to the ILT on a monthly basis. These findings could
become the basis for professional development
- The LASW sessions will look at math & writing
- P&D sessions controlled by the administration
will be used for LASW training and for LASW sessions
on a weekly basis. IT's will maintain a record of
- Administrators assigned to the IT's will provide
support/guidance to the LASW work of the teams.
- Grade level after-school LASW sessions' schedules
will be posted on the intranet.
- The school will use data gathered from SFA,
Reading Excellence assessments, formative math
assessments as well as from all summative assessments
to reflect on how they inform our instruction of