Test Creation Process – please review…

Dear TLQP Participants,

I received this note from the Association of NYS Teachers and I thought you might find it helpful.

As we approach the end of 2017 and the start of 2018, there is some key information from SED that we want everyone to have:

1)  Information regarding the Next Generation Standards can be found at http://www.nysed.gov/curriculum-instruction/teachers/new-york-state-next-generation-mathematics-learning-standards

· the Snapshot is a 1 page highlight of all changes from the CCLS

· the Crosswalk is a more detailed comparison of the Next Gen Standards and CCLS

· the Implementation Timeline explains the entire process from now through the Spring of 2021

· there is also a Glossery of Verbs to assist with the vocabulary used in the standards

2)  If you are interested in getting involved with the test-creation process (everything from item writing to ‘final eyes’ review), visit http://www.p12.nysed.gov/assessment/teacher/home.html  and complete the appropriate application.  SED is always looking for teacher involvement; if you applied in the past and were not selected, it is suggested that you update your information every few years.

As always, if you have any questions or concerns, please don’t hesitate to contact me or another member of the Executive Board.

From all of us at TLQP, we wish you and your family a wonderful holiday season and a Happy and Healthy New Year!

On behalf of us all.

Tom, Rachel, Beth & Paul-Wiliam

RSVP for December 16th Workshop…

Dear TLQP Friends,

Don’t forget! The TLQP December Workshop with Dr. Rachel Bachman is about a week away. Join us for a relaxing and entertaining way to spend the day during this hectic time of year. We hope to see you there.

Dr. Rachel Bachman, Assistant Professor at Weber State University in Utah. Dr. Bachman, a graduate of Binghamton’s doctoral program in Mathematics Education, returns every December and June to lead us in a workshop, usually in concert with Dr. Sweeney. This December, however, Dr. Sweeney can’t be with us; he’s having rotator cuff surgery. Tom, we wish you a very speedy healing, and we will miss you!

Dr.  Bachman has, as always,  planned a terrific workshop where you will explore assessment tools to orchestrate class discussions, support productive struggle, plan follow- up lessons, and choose intervention strategies. These  strategies include  unique uses of exit tickets, number talks, manipulatives, and technology. Please bring your favorite assessment questions that have been most enlightening to you about where students are in their understanding. 

So do come, enhance your assessment techniques, and give yourself a pleasant break during this frenzied time of year! 

This invitation is open to all our TLQP friends in both cohorts.

Saturday, December 16, 2017 with Dr. Rachel Bachman

10:00 AM to 3:00 PM (coffee at 9:30)

Binghamton University, Academic B 124

Park in Visitors’ Parking Lot across from Bartle LibraryPlease register via this link.

Let us know if you have any questions.