During the 2016-2017 school year, I was selected to be a member of the N-12 curriculum alignment team for ELA. Our task was to align our N-12 ELA program with common core standards. Our middle and high school had already been working with common core standards for a couple of years and that made this work somewhat less onerous than it might have been otherwise.
Part of this work involved rolling out Atlas to our teacher population and to support our teachers in mapping their curriculum to the Atlas platform. I had heard some poor reviews of the Atlas software before we began our work, but I found myself quite happy with the updated 2017 version of the software, finding it to be very user friendly.
I’m looking forward to the transition to standard based grading and have began to account for standards in all of my assessments. I have a attached a PDF of one English assignment, along with it’s rubric. This assignment is also differentiated by interest, allowing students multiple options for demonstrating mastery of each standard.
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