The Round Rock ISD 2014 Summer Professional Development Conference will be two full weeks of learning opportunities for educators from around central Texas. The classes listed below are only the beginning. Check back often to see what has been added. Round Rock ISD attendees, make sure you sign up in eCampus as well. The number is included in each course description.
Get the inside scoop during this hands-on workshop, led by an experienced STAAR essay and Short Answer Response scorer, that reveals the mysteries of scoring STAAR essays and Short Answer Responses. What you'll learn will improve the methods that you use to prepare your students and score their work. Discover what matters -- and what doesn't -- in STAAR writing samples for grades 8-12. Apply STAAR scoring standards to sample essays, and practice skills that will streamline your scoring process. Collect tips on scoring red flags as well as effective writing strategies that will be rewarded by scorers. Take away practical materials and methods that will inform your approach to the written portions of the STAAR (and make your job easier). Then you'll score like a STAAR.