Assessment Cycles and Responsive Teaching in the K-12 Science Classroom

“Those teachers who are students of their own impact are the teachers who are the most influential in raising students’ achievement.”

-John A.C. Hattie, Visible Learning for Teachers: Maximizing Impact on Learning

In the synchronous portion of this blended workshop, teachers will:

  • Compare and contrast two assessment cycle models 
  • Explore how assessment cycles and student heat maps can be used to increase student achievement in the Science classroom 

In the asynchronous portion of this blended workshop, teachers will:

  • Select a standard or unit for this part of the course
  • Determine which assessment plan is most appropriate for the standard or unit
  • Create a pre-assessment, post-assessment and heat map
  • Administer the pre-assessment and upload a class heat map
  • Identify 2-3 instructional strategies that could be used to increase student achievement prior to post-assessment

The synchronous portion will be live via Zoom on Monday, January 3, 2022 and Tuesday, January 4, 2022 from 2:00-4:00 pm. If you are unable to attend live, the synchronous portion will be recorded and can be found in Module 1 of the Canvas course. 


All components of the course need to be completed by midnight on Friday, March 4, 2022. 

K-12 Science Teachers
Vejheh Tavakoli, Carolyn Beardsley
STAAR-EOC, Teaching & Learning, Differentiation, Instructional Strategies, Science
1 - Planning, T-TESS 2 - Instruction, T-TESS 1.1 - Planning: Standards and Alignment, T-TESS 1.4 - Planning: Activities, T-TESS 2.2 - Instruction: Content Knowledge and Expertise 1 - Instructional Leadership, T-PESS 2 - Human Capital, T-PESS 1.1A - Ensures curricula aligned with state standards, T-PESS 1.1B - Monitors and ensures high quality instruction, T-PESS 2.2A - Maintains diverse and high quality work force
Blended, In-person and Online

CPE Credits: 6.00  
Registration Closes: 2/18/2022
Online Course or Web Meeting
, TX