Middle School EGG Timeline for 2011-12

Revised 10/25/2011

Students complete EGG self-assessment in advisory Oct 1-Nov 30
EGGs open for faculty to complete, closed to parent viewing

Window for completing EGGs for all students

Middle school students begin writing self-asessments in English classes

December 1

December 1-19

Students/advisors begin going over EGG reports

All students, US and MS, write self-assessment in GoogleDocs, responding to and reflecting on the EGGs and setting goals.

Advisors begin writing advisor comments on the same GoogleDoc which students used for self-assessments.  Be sure to include the two sentences (below) before the student self-assessment.

January 10

January 17-27

January 28

Have Sibling advisors proof read each others comments prior to sending the emails home to parents and students. February 8
Student self-assessments and advisor comments (same GoogleDoc for both for each student) are pasted into an email and sent to parents and students by 8 a.m.  Be sure to include the two sentences (below) before the student self-assessment February 10

Your child wrote the following self-assessment in response to the individual Essential Goals for Gregorians (EGG) assessment completed by each teacher at the end of first semester.  Advisor comments follow.

 

The 2011-2012 Middle School EGG

(Essential Goals for Gregorian Students)

Students are assessed on the following traits using a continuum of Novice, Basic, Proficient, and Advanced. Comment boxes follow each section of traits.

Novice:  Student rarely exhibits this behavior.              Proficient:  Student frequently exhibits this behavior.

Basic:  Student sometimes exhibits this behavior.        Advanced:  Student consistently exhibits this behavior.

Character

Demonstrates integrity and honesty

 Novice         Basic          Proficient         Advanced

Responds appropriately to others’ feelings and level of knowledge

 Novice         Basic          Proficient         Advanced

Acts in ways that benefit the larger community

 Novice         Basic          Proficient         Advanced

Teacher Comments:

Scholarship

Seeks clarity, accuracy, and relevance of knowledge

 Novice         Basic          Proficient         Advanced

Identifies and uses necessary resources

 Novice         Basic          Proficient         Advanced

Communicates clearly

 Novice         Basic          Proficient         Advanced

Plans appropriately

 Novice         Basic          Proficient         Advanced

Reflects on the effectiveness of own actions

 Novice         Basic          Proficient         Advanced

Teacher Comments:

Leadership

Positively influences others

 Novice         Basic          Proficient         Advanced

Facilitates collaboration

 Novice         Basic          Proficient         Advanced

Takes a position when the situation warrants it

 Novice         Basic          Proficient         Advanced

Teacher Comments:

Innovation

Uses a wide range of brainstorming techniques to generate unique ideas

 Novice         Basic          Proficient         Advanced

Perseveres and views obstacles as an opportunity to learn

 Novice         Basic          Proficient         Advanced

Asks unique and significant questions

 Novice         Basic          Proficient         Advanced

Maintains an open mind to diverse perspectives

 Novice         Basic          Proficient         Advanced

Teacher Comments:

 

 

2011- 2012 St. Gregory Middle School EGG descriptors

 

Brief descriptions beneath each category indicate how this might manifest itself in the classroom.  Only the sub-statements in bold will be assessed.

            1.         Character

                             Demonstrates integrity and honesty

Takes responsibility for his/her own learning

Takes responsibility for his/her own actions and words

Understands that he/she are only in control of their own actions and words

                 Responds appropriately to others’ feelings and level of knowledge

                                    Shows genuine concern for the feelings of others, and seeks to act on that concern

Works hard to understand issues and concerns from the perspective of others, particularly others different in position or point of view

                 Acts in ways that benefit the larger community

Seeks to improve one’s community and environment, and be a good steward

Recognizes when his/her needs must be put aside for the sake of a larger group

Can control being impulsive

2.          Scholarship

Seeks clarity, accuracy, and relevance of knowledge

            Asks for, seeks, and accepts assistance when necessary or appropriate

            Strives for substance and meaning in application of knowledge

            Reads widely to acquire knowledge and understanding

            Applies past knowledge to new situations

Identifies and uses necessary resources

            Makes connections

            Evaluates reliable resources and uses or cites them appropriately

            Gathers data from a variety of sources

Communicates clearly

            Strives to employ proper grammar and language usage

            Adjusts language to communicate effectively with a variety of audiences for different purposes

            Makes appropriate use of digital communication

            Contributes positively in class

Plans appropriately

            Breaks problems into parts

            Seeks to solve problems in multiple ways

            Begins and works on tasks without needing additional reminding

Reflects on the effectiveness of own actions

Asks questions, tries new approaches

            Is willing to examine personal strengths and challenges

            Learns from feedback and constructive criticism, and avoids defensiveness

            Understands that mistakes are part of the learning process

3.         Leadership

                                Positively influencing others

Models appropriate behavior in a variety of situations
Builds trust through encouragement and positive participation

      Facilitates collaboration

Facilitates and participates in group activities

Is willing to listen to others and try different approaches to situations

Empowers others, and encourages constructive criticism

Respects and is attentive to others

                               Takes a position when the situation warrants it

Has a clear vision and communicates it

                                    Shows respect for others’ viewpoints

  4.      Innovation

        Uses a wide range of brainstorming techniques to generate unique ideas

            Presses for break-through ideas

            Processes material presented in various ways

            Able to evaluate the advantages and disadvantages of different approaches and solutions

        Perseveres and views obstacles as an opportunity to learn

            Seeks to solve problems in multiple ways, not just the easiest or swiftest

            Overcomes and circumvents obstacles

        Asks unique and significant questions

            Asks for deeper meaning

            Tries more than one approach to compare

            Develops hypotheses

        Maintains an open mind to diverse perspectives

            Works well with a variety of people

            Shows respect for others’ viewpoints

 

 

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