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PD session on balanced assessment system, structured literacy slated for Feb. 22

The Kansas State Department of Education (KSDE) is offering a professional development event that addresses a balanced assessment system and structured literacy.

The PD opportunity is called “CLUES: What Do We Do with All of This Data?” It was held at various dates throughout January and will continue through February at service centers across the state.

The event will provide building and/or district teams of three or more with structures and processes to discuss data and design action steps to improve student outcomes. It is designed for teachers and leaders of all grade levels. Discussion of the day will focus heavily on English language arts and reading data. However, many of the processes can be transferred to other content areas.

By utilizing data, teams can make informed decisions and effectively address the needs of their students. So, attendees must have access to digital data or printed reports. This can include a variety of sources, but at minimum, please bring state assessment and academic screening results. Additional data can include common assessments, interim results, office referral rates, attendances, social-emotional learning screeners, surveys and other relevant data collected by your school and district.

The PD will be led by Casey Peine, a KSDE teacher leader consultant who also is director of teaching and learning for Clearwater Unified School District 264. 

Each PD opportunity will be from 8:30 a.m.-2:30 p.m. and costs $35, which includes lunch.

Dates, locations and registration links appear below:  

  • Feb. 22, 2024: Southwest Plain Service Center, Sublette. Register HERE.  
  • March 19, 2024: Greenbush Service Center, Lawrence. Register HERE.  
Posted: Feb 15, 2024,
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