Welcome to your one-stop resource for all your Watershed Assessment
needs! The purpose of this website is to provide you with all of the
instructions and resources needed to complete your required educator
For Spring 2009 Mid-Term Assessments, all once-per-week assessments are due by 8PM on Friday night, April 10th
Steps for a successful assessment period
Cliff's Notes Version
- Step 1: Confirm your class enrollment with the links below
- Step 2: Email Cory 2 pieces of information:
- Which of your students (if any) are doing unsatisfactory work in your class
- A brief, pithy course update covering material and projects of meaning (maybe 150-300 words max)
- Step 3: E-mail advisors regarding any Unsatisfactories, or any other highlights you want to share.
A little more detail...
Go to the websites below to review your class enrollment. If you
discover discrepancies, please notify Cory (firstname.lastname@example.org) immediately, and include
assessment marks for any students who regularly attend your class.
If you teach an Explore 1 (Wednesdays 8:10 to 9:30) class click here
If you teach an Explore 2 (Wednesdays 9:40 to 11:00) class click here
Prepare e-mails to email@example.com providing a list of your students and whether they Meeting Expectations
or if they are doing Unsatisfactory work.
Expectations: The student regularly attends the course,
participates and completes the majority of all course work.
Improvement: Student has a high number of absences (that you can
document with exact dates), does not participate in class, and/or does not complete the majority of course work.
The e-mail will be a simple list, like this:
Introduction to Underwater Basket Weaving
E-mail the advisors about any students that get Unsatisfactory marks.
you give a student an U you MUST e-mail the advisor and John McCluskey
explaining why the student did not your expectations so we can follow up with appropriate consiquences.
If there are general comments you want passed on to advisors, positive
or negative, you are encouraged to do so by either sending a message to them
within that e-mail, or e-mailing them directly using the information below.
Advisory Lists can be found HERE
What does a course update look like?
- Explore Class teachers DO NOT complete narrative assessments.
Rather, you are requested to produce a 150-300 word report on the
general work of the class (submitted via the form on this page),
- This report should cover
- course goals and aims
- updated highlights of daily work
- major projects of meaning
For reference, previous course descriptions are archived here:
What information should I share with the advisor?
will e-mail to the registrar's office (firstname.lastname@example.org) a list
of your students indicating whether each student is Meeting Expectations (ME)
or doing Unsatisfactory (U) work.
- For any students who deserve an
"Unsatisfactory" you will e-mail the student's advisor regarding
the reason for the student's mark. (At mid-terms, you should also let the advisor know what the student needs to do to improve before the end of the term.)
- You are
encouraged to write comments about as many students as you'd like and e-mail those comments to their advisors. While the parents will not read the
comments directly, these comments will inform the advisor's narrative about the student.
Where are these records kept? Who are they shared with?
At mid-terms, the Unsatisfactory/Met Expectations marks are only shared with the student's advisor, and meant to provide an update on student progress.
FInal Unsatisfactory/Met Expectations marks will show up on the student's final assessment.
How do I find out who my students' advisors are?