SLO OF THE MONTH: Students will increase their reading and math grade levels as evidenced by pre- and post- TABE scores in reading, math computation and applied math. Specifically: 70% will increase 0.5 grade level in reading and math after 30 hours of instruction.
By Cait Ferguson
Building fundamental literacy is at the heart of education, and our current SLO of the month!
Specifically, this SLO of the month’s literacy goal is to raise the reading score on the TABE, but at its core, this SLO reflects the amazing outcomes that are achieved through student effort and teacher design. Teachers are master architects, selecting curriculum and cultivating resources that will provide the optimal learning experience for their students. This feat requires time and ingenuity, and possibly some caffeine!
Though we are already making great strides with literacy development, sorting through the curriculum to find a perfect match sometimes takes a lot of time. In order to give a bit of that time back, a tool was created to make the search faster, and the options clearer!
The TABE Literacy Curriculum Alignment Chart, linked in the blue box, was made to aid in the selection of existing Five Keys literacy curriculum. The chart was designed to streamline the initial selection of materials, with the goal of centralizing the TABE information on each literacy series into one easy to reference document. Now, the entire curriculum for a TABE 4 student is shown on one table, so teachers can pick the best match for their student in a jiffy!
Two of the tables from the chart are provided below, as well as additional literacy resources to supplement the existing curriculum, found in the purple box.
Our students are capable of great literacy gains, and we hope that this resource will be useful to the teachers who get our students to greatness.
Quick Alignment Chart
Current literacy resources on the intranet for students in the low to middle TABE range
Interested in joining or forming a plc (Professional Learning Community)?
Contact your Academic Committee teacher representative or principal if you are interested in joining/forming a PLC or Professional Learning Network (PLN) around this SLO.