A different perspective can bring about a new understanding of your curriculum map! Information input is definitely important to the mapping process. However, it’s critical to move from that ground-level view and analyze your map from a different, deeper perspective. Atlas offers a variety of reports to serve as that new lens. (Use the REPORTS tab at the top of your Atlas page.)
STANDARDS OVERVIEW REPORT:
- View state standards in each subject area
- Get to know state standards in your grade level
- Check out standards across grade levels
- Explore standards from different subject areas to see how they might merge (cross-curricular units)
STANDARDS ANALYSIS REPORT:
- Find out which standards are missing from your curriculum map
- Identify outdated standards on your map
ASSESSMENT TYPE REPORT:
(Your school may not have this feature in your system. It can be added.)
- Reflect on the purpose of your assessments.
- Students need opportunity to check their understanding along the way.
- Teachers use student checkpoint information to meet the needs of students.
- Teachers need opportunity to check for student understanding throughout the unit.
- DIAGNOSTIC ASSESSMENT (before instruction)
- Determine what students know before you start a unit.
- Consider changing the course of the unit if students already have prior knowledge and skill.
- DIAGNOSTIC assessment examples:
- mind map
- student survey
- anticipation guide
- FORMATIVE ASSESSMENT (during instruction)
- No grade attached
- Ensure students are understanding what you are teaching
- Give students a voice during instruction; provide ways for students to let you know if they understand.
- FORMATIVE assessment examples:
- entry/exit ticket
- thumbs up/thumbs down
- red/yellow/green or 3/2/1
- journal entry
- post-it note questions
- online student response (e.g.Socrative, Kahoot)
- SUMMATIVE ASSESSMENT (after instruction)
- Grade attached
- End-of-unit check for understanding
- SUMMATIVE assessment examples:
- student presentation (e.g. speech, report, Google Slides, Ignite, Prezi)
- chapter test
- skills review
- student critique
ASSESSMENT METHODS REPORT:
- Allows opportunity to reflect on how students are assessed.
- Keep in mind…one assessment method does not fit all.
- Gives a break-down view of the assessment choices you’re offering your students.
- Examples of Assessment Methods may include:
- Performance Tasks: authentic task, dramatization, lab, skills demo
- Written: essay, informative , journal, narrative, persuasive, report
- Oral: debate, discussion, oral report, presentation, speech
- Project: technoloty, visual arts, personal
- Test: common, written, standardized
- Other: peer assessment, quiz, portfolio, teacher observation
- (Note: The Assessment Method drop down list can be edited to meet the specific needs of your school.)
HORIZONTAL AND VERTICAL SCOPE & SEQUENCE REPORT:
- Look at your maps (and others in your school) with a more focused view.
- Horizontal Scope & Sequence allows you to pinpoint and view a specific section of the map within a subject area….without having to click on each separate unit on the unit calendar.
- Vertical Scope & Sequence gives a view of a specific mapping section across grade levels within a subject area. No more need to browse others’ maps to gain a focused view.
MULTIPLE CATEGORY SCOPE & SEQUENCE REPORT:
- Much like the Horizontal and Vertical Report, the Multiple Category Scope & Sequence report allows you to see contents of multiple mapping sections within a subject area.