What are the main questions a PLC should ask?
What do we want students to learn?
How will we know when our students have learned?
What will WE do if they don't learn?
What will WE do if they already know the material?
The work of DuFour, DuFour and Eaker has found students perform better when...
their teachers are part of a collaborative culture that focuses on results.
they have the right and proper genes.
they have the financial means to get what they want.
they have lots of breaks to discuss anything that they feel worthy of discussing and at any time they want to discuss it.
None of these
PLCs measure effectiveness based upon
The quality intentions of the initiative the select.
The results they achieve.
The performance of the students in the prior year.
All of these.
The essential characteristics of a PLC are that they
share a common mission, vision, values and goals
use methods of collaboration to focus on learning
engage in collective inquiry
are action oriented and willing to experiment and focus on results
committed to continuous improvement
According to DuFour, in order for a PLC to succeed
It must have a name.
It must have commitment and persistence of members.
It must be held at least four times each month.
It must be mandated by upper level administration.
The S in SMART goals stands for
The A in SMART stands for
The M in SMART goals means
None of these
Of the goals listed below, which is the best example of a SMART GOAL?
All students will improve their reading comprehension.
Students failing in math will increase their computation score by 5 points per month.
100% of math students will demonstrate growth by the end of the year.
Five days per week 4/5 teachers will use the repeated reading strategy 10 minutes per day with struggling reading students and will report student growth at the end of each month.