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
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.
Continuing with the PBE thread, let’s talk about the differences between a traditional system and a proficiency-based system. Traditional Created in 1840 by Horace Mann. The goal of education was to turn out loyal citizens to join the workforce. This has changed; the goal is now that all students graduate college ready. Focus on four… Continue reading Traditional Vs. PBE
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