Our Station Rotation model has in large part been a product of our partnership with Khan Academy-letting students work online with teacher intervention felt reasonable to implement within a Rotation model.
Our biggest challenge has been framed almost exclusively by the EdTech itself. When we began working with Khan Academy, the product wasn't as good as it is today, so we lost a lot of teacher buy-in when working with a challenging tool. Though it has improved measureably, we now have challenges with aligining the learning with assessment, grades, and data management, as well as ensuring we have the best content for both math and English language arts. We are still working through these challenges.
Having a strong digital data tool is key. We haven't been consistent with our data approach and are still trying to figure that piece out.
Covington School is one of seven elementary schools in the Los Altos School District. The school is located near the downtown area of Los Altos, just north of Foothill Expressway and east of El Monte Road. It was reopened as an elementary school in 2003 after a major campus renovation.
Contact: Kami Thordarson
Contact Title: Principal, Covington Elementary School
Covington Elementary School
205 Covington Rd
Los Altos, California
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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