Administrator Resources: Teaching is the Core

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Teaching is the Core (TITC): In 2014-15, NYSED awarded approximately $9.2 million to school districts across New York State for the purposes of reducing non-essential tests that do not contribute to teaching and learning, and strengthening local assessment practices by reviewing, identifying, improving, and/or developing high-quality assessments.

  1. Two examples of TITC grant participation were captured at Monroe 2-Orleans BOCES and Putnam Northern Westchester BOCES:
  2. As part of TITC, NYSED partnered with Dr. Susan M. Brookhart to create a series of webinars that focused on the goals of TITC. These webinars include tutorials on: The Assessment Review Process, Performance Assessment, Test Construction, Action Plan and Professional Development, Rubrics and other Scoring Methods.
  3. Part of TITC was a commitment to sharing the assessment review results and action plan. The following district websites are provided here as examples of what awardees shared with their communities.
  4. At the end of the grant period, awardees were asked to provide feedback on their experience with TITC. Survey results indicated a need for further resources on assessment fluency. The Assessment 101 initiative is largely a result of the feedback collected from the TITC survey. Detailed results from the survey are available below.

Downloadable Resources

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