• Throughout the year, a team of teachers and administrators will collaborate to review, evaluate and modify or create assessments now used in their respective schools.  As part of the “Teaching Is The Core” grant from the New York State Education Department, we will look at assessments currently being used to evaluate their usefulness in the classroom. Extensive professional development provided by Dr. Giselle Martin-Kniep, President of Learner Center Initiatives, will help teacher and administrator teams determine each assessment’s value based on reliability, validity and alignment with the Common Core Standards.

    The purpose of this project is threefold:

    1.) to improve the quality of local assessments that are currently in use;

    2.) to reduce the number of redundant or irrelevant assessments;

    3.) modify existing assessments to increase effectiveness.  

    • Teaching is the Core Grant

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