Re: Kentucky Alternate Portfolio

    I forgot to mention that I prefer to correspond by email. On 2/08/08, Jackie wrote:
    > I will be glad to send my material to anyone that is doing high school
    > alternate portfolio. My students are higher functioning but the material
    > could be modified using writing with symbols.
    > On 1/04/07, Danielle Rice wrote:
    >> Hi, Alexis
    >> How are you doing. I am working on these portfolios also. I am looking
    >> for ideas just like you. Have you found anything really useful yet?
    >> On 11/21/06, carrie wrote:
    >>> On 11/21/06, Carrie Keown wrote:
    >>>> On 11/19/06, Alexis Varney wrote:
    >>>>> If you have samples of any of your work I would greatly appreciate
    >>>> your sharing the
    >>>>> info. Am trying to provide support to my teachers as much as
    >>>> possible. Many thanks in
    >>>>> advance
    >>>> I have 5th grade progress. I have delved into that pretty deeply and
    >>>> probably can't help much in any other area. Some of the teacher's
    >>>> editions and grade level practice books have the core content listed
    >>>> in the table of contents or at least the topic that your core content
    >>>> statement covers. For example, the 5th grade Treasures Practice O
    >>>> book by Macmillan/McGraw-Hill has "Text Features:Photgraphs and
    >>>>" in the table of Contents. Page five is a very good
    >>>> page that is easily adapted to use for content standard RD-05-5.0.3.
    >>>> I am modifying that particular resource for my student because he is
    >>>> at the progress level so I will have to find a way for him to answer
    >>>> the question using pictures. I also will cut the picture from the
    >>>> worksheet out and enlarged it for my student.If I had an attainment
    >>>> student I would think that I might be able to use the worksheet as
    >>>> is. I am using this resource as a student work sample for my student.
    >>>> Another resource that has been very useful to me is out fifth grade
    >>>> health book,Your Health, by Harcourt Brace. Even though I am
    >>>> assessing reading and math core content I am often using books from
    >>>> other content areas to show that I am teaching "across the curriculum"
    >>>> The great thing about our health book is that it gives a main idea
    >>>> for each chapter. I am using that feature to teach main idea and
    >>>> supporting details (Standard RD-05-3.0.4) to my student. I am using 4
    >>>> pictures that represent details that can be arranged to best support
    >>>> the main idea.
    >>>> For that pre-test and those assessment probes I have developed a
    >>>> scoring rubric.
    >>>> So, look at the standard and read the intent statement that goes with
    >>>> it. Try to find that standard in a grade level text to see how it is
    >>>> taught or accessed at grade level and then ask yourself, "How can I
    >>>> provide conditions and modify the work to teach and assess my
    >>>> student? For documentation save information on or copies of the grade
    >>>> level material that you are working from. This shows that you are
    >>>> providing access to the grade level curriculum for your special needs
    >>>> student.
    >>>> Once you have activities and a pre-test worked up for your student go
    >>>> back and reread the intent and core content statement. Ask yourself
    >>>> if what your student is doing truly assesses the
    >>>> measurable/observable skill. If not, stop and look at other
    >>>> materials. It is amazing how quickly something that started out as
    >>>> one thing is simplified to the point that it no longer truly relates
    >>>> back to where you started. The math especially can become a matching
    >>>> or a memory skill instead of what you intended to do.
    >>>> I hope this helps. This is new for all of us. I am hoping that our
    >>>> county will develope a task bank with what individual teachers are
    >>>> developing for this year. It won't be so time consuming once we have
    >>>> the materials that relate to the assessed items together and
    >>>> accessable to each other. I am saving copies of everything that I do
    >>>> and I am dating everything.