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Treasure Hunts for Best Lessons and Assessment Workshops

The Kilgo “Treasure Hunts for Best Lessons” and the “Assessment” Workshops will focus on developing assessment items that will accurately and effectively assess the TEKS/Student Expectations to the new level of rigor required for STAAR and EOC with coding with process skills to extend rigor. It is possible to increase student achievement from acceptable to the college readiness level using Treasure Hunts

These workshops focus on developing assessment items that will accurately and effectively assess the TEKS/Student Expectations to the level of rigor required for STAAR and EOC, including coding with the process skills to extend rigor. These workshops will demonstrate how to apply Margaret Kilgo’s current research on assessment models based on assessing curriculum standards and college readiness to:

  • Develop constructed, open-ended response assessment items requiring students to “show their work” for an accurate evaluation of students’ progress and achievement in the TEKS/SEs including how to give partial credit;
  • Align selective response, multiple-choice assessment items from a variety of sources including web banks and sample items to the correct level of assessment rigor of the TEKS/SEs for STAAR and EOC through an editing process;
  • Develop dual-coded assessment items at the correct level of rigor required on STAAR and EOC …Read More

Analytics Data Workshops

The Kilgo Analytics Data workshops will demonstrate how to use STAAR results as a diagnostic tool for charting students’ academic journey in college readiness, grades 3-12, by analyzing student performance data on the Kilgo-coded Power College Readiness TEKS/SEs for early intervention and identifying gaps in programs and resources.

Power College Readiness TEKS/SEs. The Kilgo Analytics Data workshops focus on Margaret Kilgo’s current research coding the TEKS/SEs for alignment in reading and mathematics, grades 3-12, with the new and revised 2016 SAT and 2014 ACT; and coding the Science TEKS/SEs for the Science SAT II and Advanced Placement (AP) in Biology, Chemistry, and Physics…Read More

Creating Customized District Curriculum Plans

Gr. K-12, English Language Arts/Reading, Mathematics, Science, Social Studies

The Kilgo Curriculum Plan integrates the Texas Essential Knowledge and Skills/Student Expectations (TEKS/SEs) and AP Curriculum for a comprehensive Curriculum Plan, K-12, to guide classroom instruction and assessment for equity and opportunity for students and to provide teachers with a complete curriculum framework with recommended sequences.

The Kilgo Curriculum Plan is based on the Kilgo Research Model, which was used to extensively research the relationship between TEKS/SEs, STAAR/EOC, AP Curriculum, AP Exam, and SAT for grades K-12.  The research model identified and documented the learning objectives common to both TEKS/SEs and AP Curriculum, and verified the skills and concepts assessed on the STAAR, AP Exam, and SAT. A comparison of student performance data on STAAR and AP Exams identified the lowest-scoring skills common to both exams.

All data input and alignment research and recommendations have been done for you, giving you and your staff quality time for teacher and administrator collaboration and planning to create a unique, stand-alone district curriculum plan…Read more