Our goal is to align the delivered curriculum to the state expected curriculum. In order to teach with the end in mind, educators must have a deep understanding of the end goal for each standard. When students are practicing all year at the appropriate rigor and format, state tests become attainable. When using the Standard Maps teachers are able to unpack the depth of each standard. The important tested vocabulary and essential understanding are made clear. In addition, we now offer examples of DOK 1, DOK 2, and DOK 3 stems that align with the American Institute of Research testing items. These stems can be used with every curriculum, or as writing prompts. The performance level descriptors will help ensure that material choice and assessment checks are at the highest level of performance with each standard. The maps provide a resource for knowing what mastery really looks like and can be used a tool to recognize and reach the intended rigor.
Formative practices are best practices. When formatively using a recording checklist to assess standards, student and teachers are able to have immediate discussions and feedback directly related to standard mastery goals. The checklist data makes differentiation simple and grouping is evident. Teachers are quickly able to see who needs more instruction and who needs stretch. We have Checklists that can list a single standard up to four standards, and some specifically designed for intervention groups. Each time that standard is visited during the quarter, or year teachers can quickly note progress.
Maps are available for ELA, Math, Science and Social Studies grades K-12. Tested grade levels include Performance Level Descriptors testing vocabulary and DOK Test Stems specifically for ELA grades 3-12.
Create custom checklists by selecting specific standards. Digital checklists are available for ELA, Math, Science and Social Studies grades K-12