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Thursday, June 22

  1. page KEA Resources edited ... This video provides a parent's perspective on the importance of the work Kindergarten teachers…
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    This video provides a parent's perspective on the importance of the work Kindergarten teachers are doing in the formative assessment process. Chris O'Brien, a member of your RIT, focuses on his daughter's experience with the KEA and talks personally about why it matters. use this video during open houses, kindergarten orientation, and even post it on your district website's Parent page! To download Spanish translation, click here {Diggs Latham.m4a} .
    Family Questions English and Spanish {Partnering with Families-Eng_Sp-3.pdf}
    KEA/K-3KEA Family Flyer
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    and Spanish {K-3.Flyer-COMBO_3.30.17.pdf}{KEA.Flyer-COMBO_5.12.17.pdf}
    Family Powerpoint slides {Updated Family PPT slides.pptx}
    Getting to Know the Progressions for KEA
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  2. page DIT Resources edited ... PLC Planning Tool {PLC Meeting Agenda.docx} My Current Practices Planning Document {MyCurren…
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    PLC Planning Tool {PLC Meeting Agenda.docx}
    My Current Practices Planning Document {MyCurrentPracticePlanningDoc.pdf}
    Family Flyer {K-3.Flyer-COMBO_3.30.17.pdf}{KEA.Flyer-COMBO_5.12.17.pdf}
    Did your team miss the Fall 2016 Planning Session?
    View this Regional Meeting Recap which includes an overview of the information and resources shared!
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Monday, June 19

  1. page Chatham County Schools edited ... Looking for recent news and updates? Visit the Briefs and Updates page of this wiki for mont…
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    Looking for recent news and updates?
    Visit the Briefs and Updates page of this wiki for monthly newsletters from your Regional Team - The RIT Brief.
    2017-2018 Status Summary Due Dates
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    There are Five Critical Components of the KEA/NC K-3 Formative Assessment Process. Click on the links below to learn more about each of the Five Critical Components.
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  2. page Winston-Salem Forysth County Schools edited ... WS/FCS contact: Eva Phillips NCDPI contact: Cindy Dewey 2017-18 Status Summary Due Dates {…
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    WS/FCS contact: Eva Phillips
    NCDPI contact: Cindy Dewey
    2017-18 Status Summary Due Dates
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    What is the KEA?
    The KEA is a part of the NC K-3 Formative Assessment Process. An overview of the frequently asked questions can be found here.
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  3. page What is the KEA? FAQ edited ... A: The KEA constructs required for 2017-18 are shown in the diagram below. See also this lett…
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    A: The KEA constructs required for 2017-18 are shown in the diagram below. See also this letter from John Pruette {KEA17-18CommunicationFinal-1.pdf} , Executive Director of the Office of Early Learning.
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    Q: My school year began at the end of August. By what date do I need to finalize a Status Summary for each of my kindergarten children for the Fall 2017-18 Status Summary Period?
    A: A Status Summary is finalized on or about the 60th day of Kindergarten and depicts the teacher's best interpretation of where a child is currently along a construct progression. For schools starting in late August, November 17, 2017 is considered on or about the 60th day of school. The Fall Status Summary Period will end on December 1, 2017 and the Winter Status Summary Period will begin on December 2, 2017.
    Q: I am in a year-round school. By what date do I need to make a Status Summary for each of my kindergarten children for the Fall 2017-18 Status Summary Period?
    A: A Status Summary is finalized on or about the 60th day of Kindergarten and depicts the teacher's best interpretation of where a child is currently along a construct progression. For year-round schools starting in early July, October 19,, 2017 is considered on or about the 60th day of school. The Fall Status Summary Period will end on December 1, 2017 and the Winter Status Summary Period will begin on December 2, 2017.
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    Q: What is it? What are we implementing?
    K-3A: NC K-3 Formative Assessment
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    Q: What can this process provide that I can’t get from the many other assessments we implement?
    A: The NC K-3 Formative Assessment Process supports continuous teaching and learning by providing teachers, students, and families the information they need to move learning forward. As the name indicates, this K-3 process is formative, meaning that teachers collect and use a variety of evidence to plan daily instruction and support children’s growth and development. In contrast to summative assessment, formative assessment occurs in an ongoing manner during - rather than separate from or at the end of- instruction. Evidence gathered helps teachers identify where students are currently in their learning and informs next steps with instruction. Thus, the K-3 Formative Assessment Process is a process rather than an instrument to be administered. NCDPI adopted the definition of formative assessment in 2006. Recently (2014), this definition was also adopted by the American Education Research Association (AERA), the American Psychological Association (APA), and the National Council on Measurement in Education (NCME). The NC Department of Public Instruction recognizes formative assessment as an important component of 21st Century Balanced Assessment System and has dedicated resources to support its use in NC schools. For more information about NCDPI and the Balanced Assessment System, please visit: http://www.ncpublicschools.org/accountability/educators/vision/
    Q: Isn’t this the same as MTSS?
    A: No. While the NC K-3 Formative Assessment Process and MTSS support each other, there are some differences. NC MTSS is a multi-tiered framework which promotes school improvement through engaging research-based academic and behavioral supports. NC MTSS employs a systems approach using data-driven problem solving to maximize growth for all. The NC K-3 Formative Assessment Process is a process used by teachers and students during instruction that provides feedback to adjust ongoing teaching and learning to help students improve their achievement of intended instructional outcomes (AERA/APA/NCME, 2014; CCSSO, 2006). There are five critical components of the NC K-3 Formative Assessment Process. You can download a description of the expected implementation of each here: NC Five Critical Components. You can view a brief informational video narrated by John Pruette, Director of the Office of Early Learning at DPI, here.

    Q: Is there a minimum number of evidences per child teachers need to complete by the 60th day?
    A: No. Teachers will collect the amount of evidence he or she needs to support instruction and learning using their professional wisdom. Teachers will also collect the amount of evidence he or she needs to make a learning status summary.
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    Q: Is the Kindergarten Entry considered a benchmark?
    A: No. The Kindergarten Entry is phase one of the K-3 Formative Assessment Process. It is ongoing and a part of the instruction and learning process for teachers and students.
    Q: What can this process provide that I can’t get from the many other assessments we implement?
    A: The NC K-3 Formative Assessment Process supports continuous teaching and learning by providing teachers, students, and families the information they need to move learning forward. As the name indicates, this K-3 process is formative, meaning that teachers collect and use a variety of evidence to plan daily instruction and support children’s growth and development. In contrast to summative assessment, formative assessment occurs in an ongoing manner during - rather than separate from or at the end of- instruction. Evidence gathered helps teachers identify where students are currently in their learning and informs next steps with instruction. Thus, the K-3 Formative Assessment Process is a process rather than an instrument to be administered. NCDPI adopted the definition of formative assessment in 2006. Recently (2014), this definition was also adopted by the American Education Research Association (AERA), the American Psychological Association (APA), and the National Council on Measurement in Education (NCME). The NC Department of Public Instruction recognizes formative assessment as an important component of 21st Century Balanced Assessment System and has dedicated resources to support its use in NC schools. For more information about NCDPI and the Balanced Assessment System, please visit: http://www.ncpublicschools.org/accountability/educators/vision/
    Q: Isn’t this the same as MTSS?
    A: No. While the NC K-3 Formative Assessment Process and MTSS support each other, there are some differences. NC MTSS is a multi-tiered framework which promotes school improvement through engaging research-based academic and behavioral supports. NC MTSS employs a systems approach using data-driven problem solving to maximize growth for all. The NC K-3 Formative Assessment Process is a process used by teachers and students during instruction that provides feedback to adjust ongoing teaching and learning to help students improve their achievement of intended instructional outcomes (AERA/APA/NCME, 2014; CCSSO, 2006). There are five critical components of the NC K-3 Formative Assessment Process. You can download a description of the expected implementation of each here: NC Five Critical Components. You can view a brief informational video narrated by John Pruette, Director of the Office of Early Learning at DPI, here.

    Q: What does it look like in the classroom?
    A: You can explore the KEA Gallery to read about what teachers said and did during the pilot. If you'd like to visit a demonstration site to observe teachers in person, contact Carla Garrett at carla.garrett@dpi.nc.gov. For more information, visit www.ncpublicschools.org/earlylearning/demo.
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Saturday, June 17

  1. page Guilford County Schools edited ... What is the KEA? View this overview video for answers to frequently asked questions. ... 2…
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    What is the KEA?
    View this overview video for answers to frequently asked questions.
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    Guilford County Schools 2016-17 Kindergarten Entry Assessment Professional Development
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  2. page Winston-Salem Forysth County Schools edited ... Quick Guides Unpack the construct progressions one at a time using these Quick Guide document…
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    Quick Guides
    Unpack the construct progressions one at a time using these Quick Guide documents:
    Grip and ManipulationCrossing Midline Quick Guide {4.28.17Grip and Manipulation.pdf}
    Hand Dominance
    {6.17.17CrossingMidline.pdf}
    Emotional Literacy
    Quick Guide {4.28.17Hand Dominance.pdf}
    Crossing Midline
    {6.16.17EmotionalLiteracy Quick Guide.pdf}
    Engagement in Self-Selected Activities
    Quick Guide {11.30.16Crossing Midline.pdf}
    Following
    (Coming soon!)
    Following
    Directions Quick Guide {FollowingDirections 2.25.17 .pdf}
    Emotional Literacy
    {6.16.17FollowingDirections Quick Guide.pdf}
    Grip and Manipulation
    Quick Guide {4.28.17EmotionalLiteracy.pdf}{6.16.17Grip and Manipulation Quick Guide.pdf}
    Hand Dominance Quick Guide {6.16.17Hand Dominance Quick Guide.pdf}

    Letter Naming Quick Guide {4.28.17LetterNamingQuickGuide.docx.pdf}{6.16.17Letter Naming Quick Guide.pdf}
    Object Counting Quick Guide {6.17.17Object Counting Quick Guide.pdf}

    Kindergarten Center Posters and Planning Guides
    Kindergarten Center Posters and accompanying Planning Guides are designed to support efforts in setting up various learning centers in a kindergarten classroom and to think intentionally about, plan for and facilitate important learning to occur in these areas. Resources address the following Learning Centers:
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