|Standards Evaluation and Proficiency Scales Creation
Research has shown that standards documents are very broad in nature. With help from Marzano Research Laboratory, standards can be refined with attention given to making them more useful for classroom teachers. Using a proficiency scales-based approach, teachers can more accurately measure student progress toward achieving objectives outlined by standards. This service includes a predefined series of trainings and consulting engagements that typically span five to eight months. Proficiency scales development can be done for grades K–8 or grades K–12.
Our staff guides teacher teams, in specific content areas, as they rewrite their standards as proficiency scales that can be used with formative assessments to measure student progress toward meeting the standard. This process is facilitated by the MRL standards team and typically consists of four to six videoconferencing trainings with time for creating, writing, and editing measurement topics and proficiency scales between sessions. This service ultimately provides the customer with an average of 20 proficiency scales per grade level, per content area contracted. The number of proficiency scales is dependent on the number of measurement topics and other design considerations and will be discussed with the customer. At the end of the service, we will provide a report.
Rewriting Standards as Formative Assessment Proficiency Scales
||Listen to information about the tool development service.
Dr. Marzano consulted with the Anchorage School District in developing a new assessment and reporting system that allows educators to focus on the instructional process, how instruction occurs, and how it can be affirmed for the student.
“The Anchorage School District’s work with Dr. Marzano has been supercharged! Interactive dialogue during the past three years has resulted in the establishment of meaningful, concise, and consistent measurement strands and rubrics that allow classroom teachers to evaluate students using assessment tasks relevant to our curricula and student needs.”
Curriculum and Instructional Support Department
Read more about this district's standards-based assessment and reporting initiative.