LKSD Best Practice #2
Teacher instructs all students at the level of the top 25% of the class
Students will rise to the level of the expectations we set for them
When we teach to the top 25%...
we're stretching the brains of the rest of the class
students will grow rather than stay low
Of the students sitting in front of us
NOT the top 25% of the whole school
What it is
A high degree of rigor for all students
Highly scaffolded to meet the needs of all learners
What it is NOT
Teaching to a select group while leaving the rest behind
Focus on the top 25% in each content area! For example, a student may be strong in language arts but weak in math, so it's important for teachers to reassess on a regular basis and consider each content area separately.
Using Data to Inform Instruction
Using data is a good way to inform your planning, track students' growth, and determine bilingual pairs. The district testing coordinator- Andy Gillilan, put together this site to support our teachers in accessing and interpreting testing data.