When considering reteaching, one must determine when, how, and with whom reteaching should occur. A key decision is whether reteaching should occur as a whole group, in small groups, or individually. This step in data-driven instruction comes before determining content will actually be retaught. Using analyzed data, the instructor contemplates student performance, decides whether standards should be retaught, and if so, proposes whether the reteaching should happen with the whole group, with small-groups of students, or with individuals.
There are five primary components to creating data-driven reteaching groups:
At a minimum, the educator calculates the average student performance on each standard. Additionally, he or she should consider any limitations to the validity of the inference they make about average student achievement, given the data.
The educator uses the data to provide rationale for which standards, if any, should be retaught to the whole class.
The educator uses the data to provide rationale for which standards should be retaught to small groups of students and decide who should be in each group and on which standards they should focus. It is important to describe the process used to arrive at the conclusions.
The educator uses the data to provide rationale for selecting particular students for whom individualized reteaching is likely to be most effective given the time-intensive nature of this intervention.
Data-literate educators see assessment data as only part of a spectrum of data that can be used to make instructional decisions. Other data could include attendance data, data on student motivation, behavioral data, etc.
To earn the micro-credential for Creating Data-Driven Reteaching Groups, use the dataset at http://bit.ly/1J8JsIX to complete the steps outlined below. Please assume that each of the items from the associated assessment is similar in structure, content, and rigor. This assumption allows you to complete the activity without having a test in hand or being a subject-specific expert in the underlying content. It should be emphasized that before actually reteaching, one would want to question the initial classroom instruction and think about what could be done differently in the reteaching to better help learners.
Each component of your artifact submission will be assessed based on the rubrics that follow each question. You must earn a (3) Proficient or (4) Exemplary score on each portion of the submission in order to earn the micro-credential.
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