There’s no question that reviewing year-over-year assessment growth is of the utmost importance for districts, schools, and teachers. As you prepare for on-going interim and end of year assessments, now is the time to explore effective schoolwide strategies for improving student achievement.
In this webinar, you will learn how to empower your teachers and students to win big on assessments using a school-wide approach to literacy instruction.
Hosted by ThinkCERCA’s Director of Success and former Boston Public Schools district leader, Kavita Venkatesh, Ph.D., she will dive into these four, researched-backed strategies that you can use for improving student performance.
- Error analysis – Help train students to identify the distractors presented in answer options on standardized tests.
- Prediction strategies – Show students how to approach certain questions as opportunities to read a text more carefully.
- Annotation – Most teachers encourage annotation already, but many students don’t take advantage of the practice when it comes to assessments. You can help your students by giving them a key for annotation.
- Classroom layout – While it’s common practice for classroom desks to be arranged by rows, changing up the classroom design can support student focus, limit distractions, and increase opportunities to access content (especially when we use individual and group settings in creative or new ways).
You can download the presentation slides here or watch a recording of the webinar below.