Re-teaching and remediation are important components of instruction. Throughout a daily lesson, the teacher should monitor student understanding. Such monitoring alerts both teacher and student to the possible need for re-teaching for mastery of concepts. Instruction that provides student practice with teacher assistance before students work independently also helps to prevent student failures in understanding.
In addition, formal or informal assessment may identify some students who have not understood the concept presented. The teacher must then select re-teaching activities that present the content in a new or different learning modality. For example: * if the initial instruction was primarily visual, the corrective activity might be manipulative. * if the teacher used the deductive approach initially, the corrective activity might use an inductive approach. In this way, the student will gain a new perspective on the task.
Documentation that re-teaching has occurred will consist of entries in the teacher's lesson plans and grade book. There must be documentation of re-teaching when the teacher has determined that the student has not mastered the Texas Essential Knowledge and Skills.
Re-teaching and reassessment is appropriate for all objectives, all assessments, including daily quizzes, unit and major tests, and all students, regardless of the original assessment grade. It should be a continuous and ongoing component of every course. All students will have the opportunity to reassess, but it is required for all students scoring below 70 on a unit or major test. (All students will have the opportunity to re-assess one time within the specified 5 day window for every major grade.) The decision as to how to reassess skills that are re-taught is the responsibility of the classroom teacher. Reassessment methods include, but are not limited to: * Class discussion/review * Demonstration * Observation * Oral questioning * Re-teaching in another unit * Test corrections * Additional assignments * Retesting, using a different assessment
Individual Re-teaching/Reassessment Evidence of reassessment must be documented in the notes in the teacher’s grade book. Both the original and reassessed grade must be listed in the notes, but only the higher of the two grades will be placed in the grade book when averaging grades for the reporting period.
Whole Class Re-teaching/Reassessment: If more than 30% of students fail to demonstrate mastery on an assessment, retesting will be utilized as the assessment method. While both the original and the retest grade must be documented in the grade book notes, only the higher of the two grades will be placed in the grade book when averaging grades for the reporting period.
Re-assessment Re-assessment must occur on major grades. The evidence of re-assessment must be documented in the score notes of the teacher’s grade book including both the original and re-assessment grade. • In order for students to receive re-assessment options, students must turn in major grade assignments and projects. • Re-assessment must be completed within 5 days of the original assessment. Students must follow re-teach and re-assessment schedule developed by the home campus. • Students are expected to take all assessments on the specific test day. Those who refuse to take the test on the specified test day will receive a 0.
Re-assessment of major grades includes but is not limited to: • Re-testing, using a different assessment • Test corrections with justifications • Written product
Aldine Independent School District does not discriminate against persons because of race, creed, national origin, age, sex, disabilities, economic status or language disability in employment, promotion or educational programming. Any complaints or grievances which cannot be solved at campus level through the principal may be submitted in writing to Dr. Archie Blanson, Deputy Superintendent, 14910 Aldine Westfield Rd., Houston, TX 77032.