Mission Impossible: A Successful Turnaround Story (air date: Feb. 13, 2018)
James Stephens International Academy (JSIA), an urban school in Fort Myers, Florida, was in danger of being shut down after receiving an “F” school grade for the second year in a row during the ’15-’16 school year. In one school year, JSIA students and staff worked incredibly hard to earn a “B” school grade for the ‘16-’17 school year and continue to refine their processes for a sustainable future.
LAUSD and Online Observer Calibration (air date: Dec. 6, 2017)
Improving teaching practice within the Los Angeles Unified School District (LAUSD) is contingent on the ability of school site administrators to collect objective evidence and provide quality and timely feedback to the 26,000+ teachers it employs. LAUSD, the second largest school district in the country, has developed a meaningful and effective district-wide calibration program to enhance administrators ability to accurately differentiate practice.
St. Lucie Public Schools and Formative Assessment (air date: Sept. 28, 2017)
Incorporating a culture of quality formative assessments is a process that requires structure and support. Tari Sexton and Kathleen Manchester of St. Lucie Public Schools in southern Florida will share how they built and sustained a culture of quality assessments and utilized data to further drive instruction.
Dr. Dave Nelson and Assessment Design (air date: June 14, 2017)
Dr. Dave Nelson, resident expert on assessment design and implementation and faculty of statistics and assessment at George Mason University, spends an hour empowering you with the skills and knowledge to develop meaningful assessments that drive students to greater achievement.