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Formative Assessment PLC Resources

An introduction to formative assessment practices developed by Margaret Heritage for the Oregon Department of Education.

PLC Structure

The resources are designed to be implemented in a well-established PLC with an experienced facilitator. The facilitator guides are developed as a starting place for facilitating discussions and can be adapted by the facilitator.

The PLC each require 60 minutes of meeting time and a commitment to apply the learning from one module prior to convening for the next module. All PLC resources include the same structure: they each require 60 minutes of meeting time and a commitment to apply the learning prior to convening for the next. The structure follows:

  • Connection to Professional Practice
  • Introduction of New Content (Audio slide presentation with recorded narration or a script for local facilitation)
  • Discussion
  • Application

Formative Assessment PLC Modules

PLC modules focused on building an introductory understanding of the formative assessment process.

Language Learning Progression PLC Modules

PLC modules focused on helping educators develop a research-based understanding of how language develops and to identify where individual students are at in their academic language proficiency.

Eight DLLP Language Features

Practice Implementation: After completing the PLC modules, spend three weeks practicing with your colleagues before moving onto the last two modules.

Combining Language Learning Progressions with Formative Assessment PLC Modules

PLC modules focused on helping educators apply their understanding of how to build academic language proficiency within the context of a formative assessment lesson plan.

Continue Implementation: After completing the PLC modules, continue practicing with your colleagues and revist resources as needed.

Thank you to Corwin Press for permitting use of the Dynamic Language Learning Progression (DLLP) materials from the book, “Progressing Students' Language Day by Day.” And thank you to WIDA for their support of the DLLP project.

This work is offered under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 4.0 International License.

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