Teaching & Learning Assessment Reading Specific Legal Wild Card

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What is Contextual Factors
background factors that contribute to the learning needs of students,including community factors, school factors, and classroom factors

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What is Summative
assessment that occurs at the end of a learning segment and measures what the students have learned up to that point.

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What is Expository text?
text which explains, informs, or describes

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What is New York State Next Generation Learning Standards?
revision of Common Core standards that details what K-12 students should know in English language arts and mathematics at the end of each grade for New York State

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What is Data informed decision making?
using assessment data to inform instructional decisions

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What is scaffolding?
guidance, assistance, and support that a teacher provides to help learners to bridge the gap between their current level of performance and intended goal of performance.

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What are Rubrics?
scoring matrixes that include specific criteria to be assessed and varying levels of performance.

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What is Emergent reader text?
Books at this stage have: increasingly more lines of print per page, more complex sentence structure, less dependency on repetitive pattern and pictures,familiar topics but greater depth

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What is Individuals with Disabilities in Education Act (IDEA).
is a law ensuring services to children with disabilities throughout the nation. the act governs how states and public agencies provide early intervention, special education and related services.

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What is Free and Appropriate Public Education (FAPE)?
is an educational right of children with disabilities in the United States that is guaranteed by the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 and the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA)
 

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What are Anecdotal notes?
used to record and measure specific student behaviors that could not be measured using a typical testing format

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What is Implicit?
“Think about it” questions that require students to use what they have read to generate an answer.

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What is Least Restrictive Environment (LRE)?
students with disabilities are to be educated in an environment closest to general education.

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What is Universal Design for Learning (UDL)?
a method of planning where planned supports are used

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What is abstract?
level of learning where student can understand symbols without the use of concrete objects.

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What is Diagnostic?
pre-assessments that are used to assess students current understandings

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What is narrative text?
text that tells a story with a distinct beginning, middle, and end

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What is Response to Intervention (RTI)?
a process used to determine if a pupil responds to valid interventions. Designed as an early intervention as well as a way to diagnose learning disabilities.
 

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What is Differentiated Instruction?
using a variety of strategies and techniques to reach all learners

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What is Formative assessment?
ongoing assessment that measures students understandings but is designed to shape future instruction, not just measure growth

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What is text complexity?
a measure of a narrative’s level of difficulty. This includes, Lexile score, the quality of the text, and the cognitive demands it will place on the reader.

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What is Committee on Special Education (CSE)?
stores student special education records, opens all initial referrals and assigns a case number for public school students. It also manages all special education issues for non-public schools (private, parochial) and charter schools

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What is Individualized Educational Program(IEP)?
document that is an individually tailored program that describes the educational plan for a student with a disability/s

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