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									Quarterly Essential Learnings Summary
Reporting Academic Achievement with the QuELS Lakeville Area Public Schools Fall 2008

QuELS Fall Tour
• What are the QuELS? • A Brief History • Changes to the “Progress
Report”

• Supplements • 2008-09 Plans • Questions

What are the QuELS?
• Standards-Based Learning • Best Practice Requirement • Research • First Phase of Implementation • Curriculum Grade Level Meetings

2008 Changes
• Progress Report implemented in 2007-08 • Curriculum Grade Level Meetings discussed and
recommended changes in Spring 2008

• School Board approved changes:
Eliminate 5: 1-4 Rubric Add Teacher Comments Work Habits/Social Skills Rubrics Grading "Specialist Areas”

1-4 Rubric
Lakeville Area Public Schools Quarterly Essential Learnings Report!
Exceeds Expectations

Work Habits/Social Skills
1-4 Rubric

Lakeville Area Public Schools Quarterly Essential Learnings Report!

Work Habits / Social Skills Rubric

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Students achieving at the “Exceeds Expectations” level are exceeding grade level expectations. These students demonstrate superior academic performance and indicate an in-depth understanding of the Lakeville Essential Learnings. A student performing at this level: demonstrates a complex understanding of the grade level Essential Learnings. expands meaningful connections among important ideas or concepts. always communicates thoroughly and effectively through oral and written expression. independently applies multiple strategies to solve problems.

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Meets Expectations

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Students achieving at the “Meets Expectations” level are performing at grade level. These students demonstrate a solid understanding or display of the skills included in the Lakeville Essential Learnings. A student performing at this level: demonstrates a consistent understanding of the grade level Essential Learnings. makes meaningful connections among important ideas or concepts. communicates through oral and written expression effectively. applies appropriate strategies to solve problems.

Partially Meets Expectations

Student is inconsistent in Student!s behavior is following school and Work regularly disruptive to the Habits / Social Skills Rubric Is always respectful towards Usually exhibits respect for classroom rules. school climate. Follows Rules others. others. Occasionally needs Has difficulty maintaining Shows Respect Encourages and supports Rarely needs redirection. interventions and reminders. appropriate behavior. 1 4 3 2 other classmates. Is usually able to maintain Needs to show improvement. Student is highly organized. Student is consistently appropriate behavior after Student demonstrates Student is disorganized and redirection. Can quickly locate items organized. inconsistent organization. is unable to locate materials Uses when needed. Can easily locate materials Often is able to and assignments. Student is always attentive to Student is consistently Student is inconsistently locate Student is unable to remain Organizationalspeaker. Independently and accurately and assignments. materials and assignments, Much speaker and the attentive to the speaker. attentive to the speaker and attentive to the time is lost searching Skills and Cares uses initial assignment notebook. able to Uses assignment notebook but appears needs assistance. for items. Complies with Is comply with initial occasionally often appears distracted. Listens for Materials and appropriately. Is directions. directions. distracted. inconsistent in using Is unableDoes not use assignment to comply with Follows Directions assignment notebook. notebook. Demonstrates ability to Inconsistently complies with initial directions and needs Needs to show improvement. appropriately assist peers directions and needs frequent redirection. with directions given. occasional redirection. Needs to Student rarely completes and show improvement. Student always completes Student consistently Student inconsistently assignments on time completes completes and turns in to control Student always demonstrates in a Student consistentlyand turns in Student inconsistently turns in Student is unableassignments on time. thorough and accurate demonstrates self-control.time. assignments on assignments on time. self-control and appropriately controls impulses. impulsiveNeeds frequent reminders behaviors. Completes Demonstrates manner. Rarely needs reminders Is usuallyNeeds reminders about Rarely waits formissing/incomplete about an redirects peers. able to control Assignments on Self -Control about missing work. work. behavior missing/incomplete work. appropriate time to speak. after redirection. Time Work is thoroughly Work is partially completed. Needs to Assignments are partially show improvement. completed. completed, if at all. Student always demonstrates Student consistently interacts Student inconsistently Student interactionshow improvement. Needs to with respectful and positive appropriately and respectfully interacts appropriately with others is characterized by Student is highly Student is consistently others. Student is somewhat Student is unable interactions with others. productive others. with conflict and inappropriate to work Works Well with productive work. independent in tasks. productively without Can be a at all times. follower. leader or a Participates in groupand uses time During group work, student is comments. Others Takes initiative in work. wisely. Does not always not an active participant. use time Is unableguidance. to work Works Assumes responsibility for Requires little redirection. wisely. Is easily group. cooperatively in a distracted. Independently learning. Consistently works at an Exhibits some off-task Needs to Is off-task. show improvement. acceptable rate. behavior. Needs to show improvement. Sometimes work at an acceptable rate.

Lakeville Area Public Schools Student always follows Student consistently follows school and classroom rules. school and classroom rules. Quarterly Essential Learnings Report!

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Students achieving at the “Partially Meets Expectations” level are progressing towards grade level. These students demonstrate a partial understanding of the skills included in the Lakeville Essential Learnings. A student performing at this level: demonstrates a partial understanding of the grade level Essential Learnings. seldom makes meaningful connections among important ideas or concepts. inconsistently communicates through oral and written expression. occasionally applies appropriate strategies to solve problems.

Does Not Meet Expectations

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Students achieving at the “Does Not Meet Expectations” level are demonstrating unacceptable academic performance. Student!s work indicates a need for improvement in achieving the Lakeville Essential Learnings. A student performing at this level: demonstrates a minimal understanding of the grade level Essential Learnings. is unable to make meaningful connections among important ideas or concepts. ineffectively communicates through oral and written expression. has difficulty in applying appropriate strategies to solve problems.

“Clumping” Essential Learnings
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Each School assesses different Essential Learnings each quarter. A quarterly list of Essential Learnings may be a useful supplement for communicating student achievement.
Essential Learnings

2008-2009
• Fall 2008: Implement CGLRecommended Changes

Literacy

ELs Quarter 1

Social St. Essential Science Learnings Essential Learnings

Q1 Q2 Q3 Q4

Spreadsheet Checklist

• Fall - Winter - Spring:
Attachment Options: QuELS Website Conferences Open House

ELs Quarter 2 ELs Quarter 3 ELs Quarter 4

Collect Feedback on QuELS QuELS in CGLs

Math Essential Learnings

• Spring 2009: Discuss • Summer 2009: Make

modifications if needed.


								
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