EQuIP for ELA and Mathematics Summit

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Achieve will be hosting the third EQuIP ELA and Mathematics Summit in January 2018!

Due to an overwhelming number of applications for the 2017 Summits, Achieve will be hosting a third EQuIP Summit, Summit Midwest, on January 24-26, 2018 in Minneapolis, Minnesota. The two-day summit will introduce participants to the new EQuIP Task Rubrics for Mathematics and English Language Arts (ELA)/Literacy and the new Student Work Analysis Tool. More information about each tool can be found below.

Participants at the EQuIP summit will learn how to use both tools in content-specific settings and can implement them immediately or provide training for members of their community afterward. Achieve will cover all transportation and hotel costs for the convening, and will provide dedicated time for exploring how best to use each tool in support of improving instructional materials. To learn more about the summit click here. Space is limited. To apply to participate at the summit, please fill out the questionnaire here by December 29, 2017.

The previous Summits were held:

EQuIP for ELA and Mathematics Summit East from May 31 – June 2, 2017 in Orlando, FL 

EQuIP for ELA and Mathematics Summit West from June 5 – 7, 2017 in San Diego, CA

The EQuIP Task Rubrics for Mathematics and English Language Arts (ELA)/Literacy provide criteria to determine the quality and alignment of a single task (or suite of tasks). The primary objective of the task review process is to determine the quality of a single task. The rubrics can be used for multiple purposes and audiences as described below. 

For teachers:

  • The process can be used to provide immediate feedback and suggest ways to improve tasks that are part of their present curriculum or other supplementary resources, including open resources found online.

For administrators or coaches:

  • The rubric can be used to quickly check the quality of a task students are working on during a classroom observation.
  • The process can be used in a professional development activity where teachers examine a selected task for the purpose of making sense of a particular standard and/or understanding the aspects of a high-quality task.
  • Reviews of widely used tasks might be collected, collated, and shared to inspire discussion and enlightenment and to provide information to subsequent task users.

For task developers:

  • The criteria can be used during task development to ensure that new tasks are aligned and meet the criteria for high quality.
  • The process and criteria can inform the revision process for a task and guide constructive feedback and revision suggestions for a task’s developer.

The EQuIP Mathematics Task Review Rubric:

The EQuIP English Language Arts (ELA)/Literacy Task Review Rubric:

The EQuIP for ELA and Mathematics Student Work Analysis Tool (SWAT) describes a process for collecting and analyzing student responses to the demands of a task.

The objectives are:

  • To identify key aspects of how performance indicates student proficiency and understanding, with respect to the targeted CCSS or a state’s CCR standards; and
  • To illustrate levels of student proficiency through analysis of samples of student work from a task within an exemplary unit.

This protocol can be adapted and/or used for multiple purposes. For example:

  • A state or district might want to create a repository of annotated student work for the purpose of enlightening their teaching community about the levels of student proficiency with regard to the CCSS or the state’s CCR standards. 
  • A group of teachers might use this protocol to inform their own instruction of a particular task.
  • A school or district might use this protocol for professional learning activities aimed at a deeper understanding of student proficiency for the standards.

The Student Work Analysis Tool: