Teaching is the Core Grant

OCM BOCES received a "Teaching is the Core" grant in the amount of $199,831 from the New York State Education Department. This grant is funded through New York's federal Race to the Top grant. As a consortium OCM BOCES and Baldwinsville, Cortland, Liverpool, North Syracuse and West Genesee will work to identify and improve high-quality assessments as part of a larger balanced assessment system.

District teams will review and refine current assessments ensuring that current practices are aligned and contribute to teaching and learning. This effort supports New York's Commissioner of Education John B. King and the State Board of Regents priority to eliminate or modify locally adopted tests that are redundant or do not advance teaching and learning.

OCM BOCES consortium will work with Jennifer Borgioli from Learner-Centered Initiatives and also will coordinate with CITI consortium as teams further develop understanding of quality assessment practices and work to refine local assessments. After the initial teams complete their work, staff from OCM BOCES Curriculum, Instruction and Assessment will continue to implement the process with other teams and districts to review, revise and develop quality assessments including performance-based assessment.





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pdf Liverpool Cental School District TiTC Assessment Review and Action Plan pdf 113 KB