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Teachers Network Leadership Institute:
Wyoming Teacher Policy Institute
Carol Lynch, Hot Springs County High School, Thermopolis, WY
Research Questions: 
What are the teachers in Hot Springs County's perceptions and understanding of the Body of Evidence mandated by the WDE?

What is in your district BOE Plan?

What is your role in that plan?

Out of approximately 75 teacher questionnaires, 35 were returned: 7 Elementary, 11 Middle School, and 17 High School

On a scale from 1 to 10, (1=lowest, 10=highest) What would you rate as your general knowledge about BOE?

Elementary:
1=0
2=0
3=0
4=0
5=1 teacher
6=2 teachers
7=3 teachers
8=1 teacher
9=0
10=0


Middle School:
1=1 teacher
2=1 teacher
3=1 teacher
4=1 teacher
5=3 teachers
6=2 teachers
7=2 teachers 
8=0
9=0
10=0


High School:
1=0
2=1 teacher
3=2 teachers
4=3 teachers
5=2 teachers
6=5 teachers
7=3 teachers
8=0
9=0
10=0

On a scale from 1 to 10, how do you rate yourself regarding knowledge of Hot Springs County's BOE?


Elementary:
1=0
2=1 teacher
3=1 teacher
4=0
5=3 teachers
6=0
7=1 teacher
8=0
9=1 teacher
10=0


Middle School:
1=1 teacher
2=1 teacher
3=2 teachers
4=2 teachers
5=2 teachers
6=3 teachers
7=0
8=0
9=0
10=0


High School:
1=0
2=2 teachers
3=2 teachers
4=1 teacher
5=1 teacher
6=3 teachers
7=6 teachers
8=1 teacher
9=0
10=0

What should be in a Body of Evidence for our district? 


Elementary:
Test Results; 
Work Samples; 
Demonstrations of Skills at Master level for each grade level; Test Scores; 
IEP Info; 
Manageable Evidence; 
What we use to determine if a benchmark or standard has been achieved.


Middle School: 
Samples of assessments-providing met standards; 
Assessments in general; 
Evidence that student has met standards; 
Test Scores; 
Projects, writings; 
Employment; 
Community Service; 
Grades, WyCas, Terra Nova;
Portfolio work;
Attendance Records; 
Language Arts papers; 
Evidence of Math Knowledge;
Evidence of Citizenship

High School: 
Individual Teacher Assessment of student achievement according to standards; 
A wide variety of assessments that reflect our mission statement; 
Standards met grid; 
Alignment material; 
WYCAS; 
6 Traits Writing Sample; 
A variety of assessments that demonstrate proficiency in the standards; 
proof students are learning; 
A portfolio of info; 
Evidence of Student Learning
What should "your" role be in the development of the HSCSD BOE?
Elementary: 
Not sure; 
Nothing; 
Only input with high school staff; 
Develop the BOE pertinent at my level; 
Support; 
2 blanks
Middle School: 
Use authentic assessments; 
use assessments that are best suited to determine proficiency; 
When all criteria are in place-I would help guide the student;
Active participation; 
Design effective/consistent assessments;
Reporting of assessments; 
Work with district team; 
Develop reading and writing skills
1 blank


High School: 
Input at every level as we develop BOE; 
All departments should contribute equally; 
The teacher should have input, but don't lay it all on the 
teacher-they have a huge workload as it is; 
Contribute; 
Submit samples with rubrics and examples; 
Helping students develop; 
An active role since we are responsible for teaching to standards; 
Help in developing standards check-off sheets; 
Serve on a team of teachers who are familiar with subject and 
grade level standards; 
?????; 


Add to the body by submitting examples.
1 blank


Since the comments are many and varied and in many regards, I will address them in the full action research paper. I am still deciding how to best put it all together.

 

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