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Florida B.E.S.T. Standards for Mathematics will include the following resources for EVERY Math Standard:
Proficiency Scales in color or black/white
Daily quizzes in the form of Exit Tickets, which be given as a whole or cut apart into daily assessments.
Progress Tracking Sheets for Student Portfolio, where students can color in their progress through each level of mastery, and keep them in work portfolios for conferences!
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The schedule of completion is below:
Mid September – NSO – Number System & Operations Cluster
Mid October – AR- Algebraic Reasoing
Mid November – FR & M – Fractions and Measurement
Mid December – GR & DP – Geometric Reasoning and Data and Probability
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Proficiency Scales are the ultimate Standards Based Grading tool! They don’t just motivate a Growth Mindset, they define how students can demonstrate mastery. Every learning standard is broken down into 4 levels of Differentiation. These Posters lead students up a progressive learning path that mirrors the way they develop concepts. Aligned to Bloom’s or Marzano’s Taxonomy of cognitive skills. From easiest-hardest: (Recall/Retrieval, Comprehension, Analysis/Application, and Knowledge Utilization/Synthesis).
4 Learning Goal “I Can” Statements for each standard:
- Level 4 indicates an advanced knowledge of the skill.
- Level 3 represents proficiency in each math standard. see the stars*
- Level 2 will include content from the previous grade level and new vocabulary that must be applied correctly for mastery of level 3.
- Level 1 will either be derived from sub-skills of the standard, or from the background knowledge of earlier grade levels.
Students review EASY learning goals from previous grade levels in sections, “Levels” 1 and 2. These first two levels set them up to see simple examples of the connections between what they know, and what they must do this year. “Level” 3, or section 3, includes questions they should master this year. “Level” 4 includes optional enrichment tasks for your gifted and talented thinkers.
How to Use these Posters:
- Print the ones you are currently planning instruction for. (color/black and white)
*Option: Display them digitally on a white board while you teach!
- Briefly review levels 1, 2, and 3 (in that order) so your students can access prior knowledge and pre-assess themselves.
- Refer to the poster while you teach and practice new skills. Students will see their progression.
- Offer examples for each level of the proficiency scale (See Assessments linked below!)
Assessments can be used as pre- and post-tests for students to demonstrate and document mastery and growth.
- Refer to the levels 1 and 2 to create appropriate modifications for targeted instruction or small group practice.
- Use Level 4 to modify or create enrichment tasks for your gifted and talented students.
How to Use these Exit Tickets (Quizzes):
- Print the standards you are currently planning to teach.
- You may briefly review the standard POSTER and levels 1, 2, and 3 (in that order) so your students can access prior knowledge and pre-assess themselves. OR give it cold and see how they do as a pre-assessment. The daily tasks can be given all at once, or day by day. Keep a weekly page in their binder, or cut them apart and pass them out for a quick quiz Monday-Thursday.
- Correct the pre-assessment, and share students’ results with them. DECIDE and EXPLAIN if these will be for a grade, or just to identify a starting place.
- Use their scores to plan instruction, practice, review, small groups, or homework for your levels. (Sometimes I combine 3-4 and 1-2, so there are only two groups to differentiate for.)
- FRIDAY, students can be given a chance to correct all the problems they missed and earn a FINAL placement score for the standard.
Students will see their progress concretely! They should be allowed to correct old mistakes, and complete as many levels as possible to show mastery.
- Record their final level in your gradebook.
- Record their starting level (day 1) and their final level on the Portfolio Tracing Sheets to document student progress.
These are handy for parent conferences and teacher evaluations.
How to Use the Portfolio Tracking Sheets:
- Students can color in their Level of Mastery (1-2-3-4) on Day 1, and then on Day 5 in two different colors to show progress.
*Option – Just color students FINAL Level in one color, and have them write a one-sentence reflection on the back side of the standard sheet.
- Students can CUT OUT the divider strip and file their assessments and graded work samples for conference time!
*Option – file the portfolio tracking pages in their homework folder or binder as a communication tool with parents.
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