AUHS Teacher Library
"We now accept the fact that learning is a lifelong process of keeping abreast of change. And the most pressing task is to teach people how to learn."
-Peter F. Drucker
Welcome to our educator's resource pages.
In order to prepare the future leaders and to generate knowledge to improve student opportunity, achievement and success; this Professional Library will serve as a growing and evolving resource for AUHS staff.
If you would like to add a resource to our collection, please contact me: firstname.lastname@example.org
A HEALTHY SCHOOL CULTURE
"Educators have an unwavering belief in the ability of all of their students to achieve success, and they pass that belief on to others in overt and covert ways. Educators create policies and procedures and adopt practices that support their belief in the ability of every student."
-Kent. D. Peterson in Cromwell, 2002
SBAC Question of the WEEK
Q: How long will it take students to complete the Smarter Balanced summative assessment?
A: The length of the summative assessment has not yet been decided. This fall, Governing States will be asked to review and approve the summative assessment design, which encompasses test length, reporting categories, and the test blueprint. Test length is influenced by several factors, including the amount of content that the test assesses. The Common Core ELA/literacy standards cover writing and speaking and listening. This represents a much broader range of content than most statewide reading assessments cover today. Smarter Balanced will assess the depth and breadth of the Common Core to provide a richer picture of student achievement.
In addition, the summative assessment is made up of the computer adaptive test (CAT) and performance tasks that are delivered by computer but are not adaptive. Computer adaptive testing is more efficient than fixed-form tests, requiring fewer questions to produce a more accurate picture of a student's strengths and weaknesses. Performance tasks-which may require one to two class periods to complete-will be used to better measure capacities such as depth of understanding, research skills, and complex analysis, which cannot be adequately assessed with selected- or constructed-response items. The length of both of these components will determine the overall test length.