• Announcement of Grant Award



    RE:                   Request for Proposal (RFP) - Teaching is the Core #SA-17 Award

    LEA:                 Awarded to Erie 1 Boces for delivery to 10 component districts

    Time Period:    September 1, 2014 – Jun 30, 2015



    Erie 1 BOCES is pleased to inform us that it has successfully been awarded the Teaching is the Core (TitC) grant in the amount of $400,000 as the LEA for 10 participating school districts.


    Clarence Central School District is one of the districts that has signed on to participate with Erie 1 BOCES and the professional development surrounding the analysis of district assessments used for instructional and APPR purposes.


    Through participation in this grant we will receive professional development and funds to support our teachers in the evaluation, eliminating, modification, and creating of new assessments aligned to our instructional program.


    The following plan is in place to address our participation in this grant:


    TitC Clarence Central School District Action Plan for Assessment Development










    Pre-grant prep activities - optional

    If appropriate



    October 2014

    Create the Assessment

    Review Committee

    Superintendent or Designee (Instructional Leader)

    Assessment Review Committee formed with appropriate membership

    Oct 2014 – Nov 2014


    District Assessment Review Committees determine classification of Assessments (modify, augment, eliminate, and/ or replace) and actions and priorities will be determined. 


    District Review Committee

    E1B PD Staff

    List of assessments recommendations finalized



    Oct 2014 – June 2015

    Based on results of review, convene grade level/content area teachers with expertise in item writing, assessment design and analysis for assessment modification or creation teams


    District Instructional Leader

    Individual District Assessment writing teams are developed

    Nov 2014– June 2015

    Professional development will take place for the identified assessment areas under this grant:
    1. Science

    2. Mathematics

    3. English Language Arts

    4. Social Studies

    5. LOTE (Languages Other than English)

    E1B facilitated with District Instructional Leader

    Assessments are designed during the school year


    Nov 2014 – June 2015

    Regional and District-specific professional development workshops are delivered on variety of assessment methods and Parent Engagement Programs

    E1B PD Staff

    District administrators and teachers reach capacity to effectively create and/or modify and/or choose assessments to high-quality standards

    Feb 2015

    APPR modified if assessments are changed and impact APPR


    District Leader

    Impact to APPR noted

    May 2015 – June 2015

    Parent Engagement Programs are finalized, scheduled and Assessment results are posted to district web site & shared with the TitC statewide consortium


    Public Notification and supports are in place with the community

    Total Number of Assessments Reviewed/Under Review


    Number of Assessments Kept


    Number of Assessments Eliminated


    Number of Assessments Modified


    Number of Assessments Created