Clarifying the Difference Between Proficiency Scales and Rubrics

Right here. Right now. A quick overview of the differences between proficiency scales and rubrics – and my proficiency scale rubric.   In districts and schools throughout the country, staff members have worked to develop proficiency scales to help make learning expectations clearer for students. And that’s a good thing. As a part of thisContinue reading “Clarifying the Difference Between Proficiency Scales and Rubrics”

Redesigned SAT – Essential Language Progressive Skills Alert

A number of weeks ago, I wanted to answer a question related to the SAT Practice Tests – those tests the College Board made available for us to help teachers and students become familiar with the redesigned SAT. I personally wanted to check the alignment between the SAT questions on the Practice Test and the CommonContinue reading “Redesigned SAT – Essential Language Progressive Skills Alert”

Content Cards – Money, Money, Money

1.There is a front and back side to this content card.  Even at the third-grade level, there’s a lot of information for students to learn. 2.Use this as a study card for students.  But remember that any time you have a visual for students, you want to make sure to use it as a teachingContinue reading “Content Cards – Money, Money, Money”

Rapid Response Cards – Punctuation

Download these pdfs:  Overview sheet, black and white template, yellow template.

Rapid Response Cards – Math Operations

Download these pdfs:  Overview sheet, black and white template,   yellow template.

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