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These brief learning modules about the Five Critical Components of the NC K-3 Formative Assessment Process were created by your regional team with your feedback and support. They can be used within your professional development plan as a means to onboard new teachers, for support staff, and to supplement learning and build capacity of educators in your district.

The NC K-3 Formative Assessment Process is comprised of five critical components

  • Eliciting Evidence of Learning
  • Interpreting the Evidence
  • Adapting/Responding to Learning Needs
  • Selecting Learning Targets
  • Developing Criteria for Success

All five of these components must be present to implement the process, which is not linear, but spiral in nature. A technology platform was created to support teachers as they implement the five critical components. Below, you'll find a short description of each critical component, a brief video module, and accompanying downloadable materials.


In addition, the Office of Early Learning is excited to launch an online professional module that you can access through your NCEdCloud for 1.0 CEUs. To locate the module, access NCEES and select course #6197. For additional information about the online module for teachers click here.

Module 1: Eliciting Evidence of Learning

Multiple assessment means are used to elicit evidence to provide insight into students’ learning of skills along the construct progression.

MATERIALS

VIDEO MODULE

Download these materials for Module 1:

Optional materials:


IMPORTANT NOTE: Follow current requirements. The video module may mention 2016-17 requirements. All materials above reflect the most recent resources. Use these download links rather than the livebinder links and materials in the video.



Module 2: Interpreting the Evidence (Parts 1 and 2)

Construct progressions are used as tools to interpret the evidence elicited by locating students’ learning status along the progressions.

MATERIALS

VIDEO MODULES

Download these materials for Module 2:

Optional materials:


IMPORTANT NOTE: Follow current requirements. The video module may mention 2016-17 requirements. All materials above reflect the most recent resources. Use these download links rather than the livebinder links and materials in the video.





Module 3: Adapting/Responding to Learning Needs

Descriptive feedback is provided by teachers and used by students based upon the learning status identified, and ongoing, in-the-moment adjustments are made to instruction based upon the evidence elicited.

MATERIALS

VIDEO MODULE

Download these materials for Module 3:


IMPORTANT NOTE: Follow current requirements. The video module may mention 2016-17 requirements. All materials above reflect the most recent resources. Use these download links rather than the livebinder links and materials in the video.



Module 4: Selecting Learning Targets

Skill steps along the construct progression are used to select learning targets with students.

MATERIALS

VIDEO MODULE

Download these materials for Module 4:

IMPORTANT NOTE: Follow current requirements. The video module may mention 2016-17 requirements. All materials above reflect the most recent resources. Use these download links rather than the livebinder links and materials in the video.



Module 5: Developing Criteria for Success

Performance descriptors matched to skill steps within the construct progressions are used to develop criteria for success for learning targets and shared with students.

MATERIALS

VIDEO MODULE

Download these materials for Module 5:

Optional Materials:

IMPORTANT NOTE: Follow current requirements. The video module may mention 2016-17 requirements. All materials above reflect the most recent resources. Use these download links rather than the livebinder links and materials in the video.