The expectations for the STAAR are greater than those of our previous state assessments. Establishing supportive frameworks for our instruction will ensure a greater likelihood of success for all students. To begin the discussion of the support frameworks, view the following video.
Digging Deeper Into the Support Frameworks
All students can learn. Some students, however, need linguistic accommodations to understand information and further develop English language skills. Others require additional differentiated opportunities to achieve mastery. If students have the requisite knowledge, they may desire differentiated opportunities to deepen or apply that knowledge.
Take a moment and download Support Frameworks. Read through each section discussing the College and Career Readiness Standards (CCRS), the English Language Proficiency Standards (ELPS), and Response to Intervention (RtI). As you finish each page, consider the students in your current classroom or a previous classroom and ask yourself the following questions.
- What aspect of the information applies to your students?
- How can you use this information to improve your practice?
In the face-to-face training, participants were asked to create nonlinguistic representations of each of the frameworks. View the video to see their illustrations and interpretations.
Why might the triangles be arranged in this fashion? View the video to see if other educators share your thoughts.