Teaching is the Core Grant (TITC)
Hicksville Public Schools has partnered with Nassau BOCES
and a seven-district consortium through assessment review and action plan
development, followed by implementation of a regional action plan resulting in
an assessment inventory that both informs instruction and meets New York State
APPR guidelines. The project is expected to reduce the number of assessments
students must take while increasing each assessment’s value to teachers and
administrators as a tool to inform instruction.
Through Nassau BOCES Hicksville Public Schools will
collaborate with Learner-Centered Initiatives (LCI) to prepare participating
districts to determine whether each assessment in their inventory is
well-aligned to New York State Standards and to the rigors of assessment, and
is useful in informing instruction.
As part of the professional development process, a district
Assessment Review Team is participating in training and support to review
district assessments against criteria for effective assessments, collaborate
with other district teams in developing an action plan for modifying the
assessment inventory, and begin the action plan implementation process.
BOCES staff will lead the professional development, working
closely with LCI to address key issues related to development of formative
assessments, and support our district team in building a databank of instructionally useful assessments that align
with APPR requirements. The result will be an assessment inventory that more
effectively supports student achievement and improvement.
For more information, contact:
Assistant Superintendent for Curriculum and Instruction
Director of Curriculum, Instruction and Assessment
Project Status - April 1st