[MOSAIC] data collection for analysis

Hoffmann Dale Marie dmhoffmann at cox.net
Tue Sep 14 06:41:25 EDT 2010


What ELL assessment do you give your ELL's.
Dale Marie
On Sep 13, 2010, at 8:26 PM, Valerie Vitalo wrote:

> Just curious as to why districts have abandoned DRA's.  We give the  
> DRA-2 3 times per year in grades k-5  We give  phonological  
> awareness tests and sightword inventories to all of our kidin  
> 1,2,and 3 and in K later on in the year.  We have periodic writing  
> assessments with district-wide prompts that match a writing calendar  
> for units for the district.  Teacher give running records to  
> students when they are considering moving to the next guided reading  
> level.  There is an ELL evaluation at the beginning and end of year  
> also.  They continually add asessments.  Classroom teachers do some  
> of it and the lit team for the building does the rest.  We get a  
> really comprehensive picture of these little guys before we group  
> and continually regroup as necessary.
> --- On Sun, 9/12/10, Jan Sanders <jangousan at gmail.com> wrote:
>
>
> From: Jan Sanders <jangousan at gmail.com>
> Subject: Re: [MOSAIC] data collection for analysis
> To: "Mosaic: A Reading Comprehension Strategies Email Group" <mosaic at literacyworkshop.org 
> >
> Date: Sunday, September 12, 2010, 6:46 PM
>
>
> In our district the teacher gives a running record to each student and
> submits the data to the principal.
> Plusses and minuses for teacher or team to assess.  Teacher knows the
> student as a reader instantly after the assessment, but not all  
> teachers
> administer it the same, although there was a major training 6 years  
> ago.
> Each year they are given the criteria, a reminder of how to assess,  
> and can
> watch a video of a lit coach giving the assessment.
>
> Jan
> You do not really understand something unless you can explain it to  
> your
> grandmother.
> -Albert Einstein
>
>
>
> On Sat, Sep 11, 2010 at 12:00 AM, Betsy Lafontant
> <betsylafontant at gmail.com>wrote:
>
>> My school using a fairly low-tech but effective means of assessing  
>> the
>> students' reading progress.  At the start of the year, the Student  
>> Support
>> Services team (which consisted of ESOL, Learning Support, and the  
>> school
>> counselor) tested the reading abilities of each child in our  
>> elementary
>> school using a running record.  The tester started where the  
>> student tested
>> out at then of last year or for new students, where the classroom  
>> teacher
>> believes is the student's reading level.  It took two intense weeks  
>> for the
>> SSS team and lots of pullouts for the classroom teacher. But at the  
>> end we
>> had a comprehensive data on each child's reading levels.  This  
>> process is
>> repeated at the end of the year to track progress and to reflect on  
>> our
>> teaching practice and methods.
>>
>> This is the third year my school is doing this.  The first year it  
>> was a
>> bit
>> of a mess because some testers had different "lens" on when they were
>> testing.  Some put more emphasis on fluency while others only  
>> tested for
>> comprehension.  In the second year, the testing team met every day to
>> discuss the process, streamline and normalize their practice.  In  
>> the third
>> year, this process is sleek, fast and the end product, the data, is
>> extremely valuable to the classroom teacher.
>>
>> For writing, we have a writing test.  With a common prompt, each  
>> child
>> writes a story.  No names are on the writing test.  Then the  
>> writing tests
>> are divided among the classroom teachers and are scored using a  
>> rubric
>> based
>> on the 6 traits (ideas, sentence fluency, mechanics, voice,  
>> organization
>> and
>> word choice).  This data is collected and used to drive the classroom
>> instruction for each child.  Like the reading, this process is  
>> repeated
>> towards the end of the year.
>>
>> On Tue, Sep 7, 2010 at 11:06 PM, Jeana Wise  
>> <jwise at marshallschools.com
>>> wrote:
>>
>>> What types of data does your schools collect for anaylsis? My  
>>> district is
>>> using Aimsweb,  but I am thinking that other forms of data may be  
>>> helpful
>>> when looking at interventions for our struggling students. My  
>>> district no
>>> longer gives the DRA, either.
>>>
>>> Jeana Wise
>>> K-4 Literacy Coach
>>> jwise at marshallschools.com<mailto:jwise at marshallschools.com>
>>>
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