by mlicausi | Feb 18, 2016 | Assessment, Common Core, Common Core Math, Differentiation, Free Resources, goal setting, Grading, Grading, Learning Goals and Scales, Marzano Scales, Math, Most Successful Teaching Strategies

Heather F. had a good question on TpT; How do Quizzes fit into student Assessment when using scales? Assessment can seem overwhelming, especially if your school or district requires their own special brand of data tracking. In the classroom it’s imperative that...
by mlicausi | Feb 1, 2016 | Assessment, Australian Standards ACARA, Differentiation, Learning Goals and Scales, Marzano Scales, Math

The Year 4 Australian Leveled Assessments with Marzano Scales based on the Australian Standards for Year 4 Number and Place Value are almost done! I really wanted them finished before your new school year started, but life of course got in the way a bit! We does out...
by mlicausi | Jan 8, 2016 | Assessment, Common Core, Common Core Math, Differentiation, ELA (English Language Arts), goal setting, Grading, Learning Goals and Scales, Marzano Scales, Math, Most Successful Teaching Strategies, Professional Development

So, how do you write a Marzano Scale that works? Continuing the theme of writing goals with your students for the new year, this third post is going to divulge my most helpful tips for how to write specific Marzano Scales. I’m going to share with you the...
by mlicausi | Oct 2, 2015 | Common Core, Common Core Math, Grading, Learning Goals and Scales, Marzano Scales, Math

An interesting question on TpT got me thinking about removing the Common Core standard quote from the student assessments and posters. A teacher from Florida mentioned that she is not allowed to use any materials that have “Common Core” written on them....
by mlicausi | Aug 11, 2015 | Behavior, Classroom Management, Common Core, Common Core Math, Gifted and Talented Resources, Math, Motivation

The first weeks of the school year always got me wondering how much my students learned from last year. I certainly didn’t have time to review all of their standardized test scores, and it’s hard to give a pretest in every subject that touches on skills...
by mlicausi | Jul 16, 2015 | Common Core, Common Core Math, Differentiation, Free Resources, Learning Goals and Scales, Marzano Scales, Math, Most Successful Teaching Strategies

Marzano scales are not that easy to create on your own, and even more difficult as you try to dissect what little background knowledge that young children have. After a bit of procrastination, I decided on a format that I felt, after having taught first and second...