Teacher Times #20
February 20, 2013
February 20-22 is the window for Mid-Term administration. It is expected that every student in every class take an exam. Teachers are asked to create two 30 minute exams using the DDC, which will be administered in consecutive sessions.
Here is the flow of the days:
Wednesday February 20 = Review Day
Thursday February 21 = Part I; 30 minute session
Friday February 22 = Part II; 30 minute session
Teachers are also asked to prepare work for students that may finish the exam early. Also, be mindful of students who have an IEP, or 504 or are ELLs. The expectation is that all students finish the session in one class period.
Any questions you have regarding the DDC can be directed to the Instructional Lead responsible for your department. In addition, please direct any questions regarding concerns for IEP students to Mr. Berkowitz.
Professional Development and Student Opportunities
Professional development and student opportunities are posted on the PD and Student Opportunities page. This week’s highlights include:
§ Participate in February or March: PSAT/NMSQT Data Analysis Workshops
§ Participate on February 16: The Maker Space at the New York Hall of Science – Learning Lab Pop-Up
§ Participate on February 17: Museum of the Moving Image – Level Up Teen Game Jam
§ Apply by March 1: Summer Research Opportunity for Teachers – NASA’s NYC Research Initiative
§ Apply by March 22: The Janine Brawer “Gift of Life” Scholarship
§ Join Now: NYC College Line Launched to Support New York City Students
§ Free Classes for High Schools: Introduce Your Students to the World of Business and Entrepreneurship
The NYSESLAT is administered to all English language learners annually to measure progress in English language acquisition and to determine continued eligibility for ELL services for the following year. This year’s NYSESLAT will be administered in April and May; scoring will take place at the end of May. The New York State Education Department has posted new materials, including student booklets and directions for administration; review NYSESLAT materials here.