ELM- 555: Instructional Strategies to Support Learning :- Alignment of Lesson Components & Data Usage





ELM- 555: TOPIC 5 DISCUSSION 1 - Data Usage to Support Instruction in the Classroom Setting 


Data is used daily in the classroom environment. Provide two examples of how teachers use data to support instruction. How do these examples model the ethical use of data?



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ELM- 555: TOPIC 5 DISCUSSION 2 - Alignment of lesson components:- Assessments, Standards, & Learning Objectives 


How can teachers ensure that all lesson components and assessment items are aligned to standards and learning objectives?






ELM- 555: TOPIC 5 :- Benchmark Comprehensive Lesson and Summative Assessment


Assessment Description

As an educator, it is important to develop the skills to write lesson plans that include state standards, effective learning objectives, appropriate instructional strategies, and differentiate to meet the diverse needs of all students.

For this benchmark, you will create a lesson plan that integrates ELA and math standards, with an aligning summative assessment. You may use any prior assignments as applicable from this course to complete the benchmark, provided you incorporate feedback from your instructor. Use the "Class Profile" for background information on your students to plan the lesson plan and summative assessment. The lesson plan and summative assessment must be aligned to the chosen Grades K-8 state standards and learning objectives.


Part 1: Lesson Plan

Use the "COE Lesson Plan Template" for your lesson plan. The lesson must include a variety of instructional strategies that are best suited for the lesson and the needs of the students. Your lesson plan should focus on:

Math and ELA state standards.
Instructional strategies that can be adapted to meet the needs of diverse students.
Technology that supports assessment practices.
Formative assessment.
Differentiation activity for students identified as below grade level.
Differentiated activity using critical thinking for students identified as above-grade-level


Part 2: Summative Assessment

In connection with this lesson plan, you will create a summative assessment that is directly aligned to state standards and highlights how you will use assessment to modify and strengthen instruction to promote the continuous intellectual, social, emotional, and physical development of students.

Your summative assessment must be aligned to the standards in the lesson plan and include:

Description of a summative assessment, which includes specific directions for students.
Three short-answer response items.
10 multiple-choice questions.
One restricted response essay question that clearly identifies the task(s) to be performed.
How you will differentiate to meet the diverse needs of students.


Part 3: Rationale

In 250-500 words, write a rationale for the instructional strategies and assessment practices, both formative and summative, included in your lesson plan and summative assessment. How do your chosen assessments contribute to the development of students? How does your summative assessment work to meet the various learning needs of the students in the "Class Profile"?

Support your findings with a minimum of three scholarly sources.

Prepare this assignment according to the guidelines found in the APA Style Guide, located in the Student Success Center.

This assignment uses a rubric. Review the rubric prior to beginning the assignment to become familiar with the expectations for successful completion.

You are required to submit this assignment to LopesWrite. A link to the LopesWrite Technical Support Articles is located in Class Resources if you need assistance.

Benchmark Information

This benchmark assignment assesses the following programmatic competencies:

MA Elementary Education

3.2: Candidates create instructional opportunities that are adapted to diverse students, based on an understanding of how elementary students differ in their development and approaches to learning. [ACEI 3.2; InTASC 7(b), 7(d), 7(j),7(q), 8(a), 8(j), 8(k), 8(p); ISTE 2c; 4d; MC1, MC5]

4.1: Candidates use formal and informal assessment strategies to plan, evaluate, and strengthen instruction that will promote continuous intellectual, social, emotional, and physical development for students’ individual needs and employ technological resources to engage students and support assessment practices. [ACEI 4.0; InTASC 6(a), 6(b), 6(e), 6(g), 6(i), 6(j), 6(k), 6(p), 6(u); ISTE 2d, 3d; MC5]




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