Power Standards for ELA - 1st Edition 2018
Description: The Power Standards for ELA is an English Language Arts teacher's guide, which outlines common core standards, and through our custom algorithm, also highlights which standards are more likely to be assessed on the test. This serves as an excellent tool for assessment building and lesson planning to help ensure you are right on track with common core rigor. Our Teacher's Guides can also be utilized as onboarding materials for new hires.
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The Power Standards manual is a hard-copy, spiral-bound booklet, printed on 11x17" high quality, durable paper. The booklet contains Power Standards for grades 3-8 & 11.
See below to read the manual's preface, and click through the product images for a preview of the content.
Preface: “What do I teach, and how do I teach it?” “What should I assess, and how do I assess it?” These four critical questions are essential to curriculum, instruction, and assessment design; and how we answer them not only determines the entire arc of the school year, but touches each student individually.
Data is where we look to find the answers to these all-important questions. However, unless that data corresponds with the current standard of measurement (the Smarter Balanced Assessment), the information is potentially misguided or irrelevant. In an age where an educator’s time is more precious than ever, we want to provide teachers with a clear, definitive road-map for how to find those answers. The Power Standards aims to do just that by precisely explaining how students are assessed, and highlighting what knowledge is tested on the Smarter Balanced Assessment. We have taken the SBAC blueprint and items specification documents and condensed them down to a few pages per grade level, as well as created an algorithm which identifies standards that are more likely to be assessed on the state test. With access to this information, you can determine just how much time and attention to devote to each topic, and you can rest assured that your students will be adequately and accurately prepared for the state test.