We've been through many challenges in implementing blended learning at Achieve. One of the biggest is moving from doing blended learning as an initiative to treating it as what we do and building a culture around it. We'd also like to improve our professional development by finding time to show teachers how to use data and connect them to share their goals and pitfalls. We'd also like to have more devices so we can take advantage of all the technology, and with that, we're looking to expand into other subjects.
In order to sustain your blended-learning program, you need to follow up with your teachers-this can be through a continuously updated handbook, resources, and PD time. In the same vein, teachers and administrators alike need reflection time to talk and evaluate their progress.
Achieve Academy (K-5) serves students in the Fruitvale neighborhood of Oakland. Achieve implements rigorous, research based curriculum across grade levels that highlights flexible thinking and problem solving using multiple strategies.
Contact: Sundar Chari
Contact Title: Director of Innovation and Technology, Learning Without Limits
1700 28th Ave
In 2014-2015 California used the California Standards Tests (CSTs) to test students in science in grades 5, 8 and 10. The CSTs are standards-based tests, which means they measure how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of California. The goal is for all students to score at or above proficient on the tests.
In 2014-2015 California tested students using the California Assessment of Student Performance and Progress (CAASPP), administered through the online Smarter Balanced Summative Assessments. These are comprehensive, end-of-year assessments of grade-level learning that measure progress toward college and career readiness. Each test, English language arts/literacy (ELA) and mathematics is comprised of two parts: (1) a computer adaptive test and (2) a performance task; administered within a 12-week window beginning at 66 percent of the instructional year for grades three through eight, or within in a 7-week window beginning at 80 percent of the instructional year for grade eleven. The summative assessments are aligned with the Common Core State Standards (CCSS) for ELA and mathematics. The tests capitalize on the strengths of computer adaptive testing—efficient and precise measurement across the full range of achievement and timely turnaround of results.
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