The ability to find and cite text evidence is a life-long skill that will help students throughout their life, which is why Ms. Hayes’ Fourth Grade English class at Eldorado Elementary is sharpening this skill with the help of cooperating teacher Ms. Merrill Levy.
It was determined through the STAR Cycle 1 Reading data during Professional Learning Communities (PLC) this year that one common area of need across grades 4 5 & 6 was finding evidence in the text. Therefore, it has been one of the main areas of focus for our determined East Ramapo English Language Arts (ELA) teachers this year.
Using data to make informed decisions continues to support the academic and social-emotional growth of students. East Ramapo Central School District leverages effective data-informed practices by creating efficient and effective systems, as outlined in our pillars and goals and elaborated upon in the Superintendent’s 90-Day Plan.
Educators across the district have been engaging in systems to track student performance to simplify instructional decisions and ensure students yield positive outcomes.
ELA teachers were tasked with establishing a baseline assessment, and then creating differentiated materials in order to reinforce the knowledge. This student-specific curriculum helps the students move beyond basic literacy and develop the skills to read more independently.