Welcome to the Director of Curriculum, Instruction, and Assessment site! I will continue to build out this site with updated information on all CIA and proficiency-based happenings here at RSU #10. Thanks for dropping by.
Howdy! I am excited to be working at RSU #10 as the Director of Curriculum, Instruction, and Assessment. I started my teaching career as an English teacher at the high school level. I joined a Master’s degree cohort at University of Maine and then took a job as curriculum coordinator in 2008, and I’ve been… Continue reading About
Well, it’s that time of year again, when Maine Department of Education (MDOE) releases Elementary, Secondary Education Act (ESEA) report card as required by the U.S. Department of Education and Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA). Now that’s a whole lot of acronyms for one sentence. What does this mean? Basically that the state has to… Continue reading ESSA & Assurances
2017-18 Testing Results Each year the state requires students in grades 3-8 and in their third year in high school to take a state assessment. The test is administered in March and the results are shared in November. The state testing data for 2017-18 is in and open to the public. The link is at… Continue reading State Data
Here are a couple of questions I hear from parents — How do you know what is required on a student project or what will be on an assessment or what an assignment will cover? Also, how do I know how my child’s done on a test? The answer to all those questions is —… Continue reading Measuring Student Success – Rubrics
In Part 1 of How is My Child Doing? I explained the process for breaking learning into goals in a proficiency-based education (PBE) system. This is part of clearly articulating the learning. In RSU 10 during the 2017-18 school year we created graduation standards, reporting standards, and learning targets for all content areas K-12. I’ll… Continue reading How is My Child Doing? Part 2
In presenting information about PBE, a comment was made to the effect of — “I used to know how my child was doing when I saw the grade [on an assignment or test].” In a traditional education setting, the image here might be a “quiz” and the score would probably be 80% meaning the student… Continue reading How is My Child Doing? Part 1.
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When this website is published, you may actually have a few, real testimonials!