4th Grade

All of the necessary forms are found on the "PLC Information and Tools Page" of this Wiki - (see link on the right). Most forms have been updated for the current school year so please use them when completing your work this year. If you need any assistance, let Dr. Cooksley know! Thanks


2014-2015 PLC Information

Our 2014-2015 PLC Norms/Collective Commitments
4th Grade Team Norms
  • Keep it positive!
  • Begin on time and end on time
  • No sidebars
  • Be respectful of others and confidentiality
  • Honor diverse perspectives
  • Agree to disagree
  • Come to a consensus and move forward
  • Keep it positive!

Our 2014-2015 SMART Goal and Action Plan

You are very specific in your SMART goal. That will help you tremendously as we dive into what your students need and drive your instruction. What additional support will you provide each other? i.e. - observe each other, webinars, look at other resources, bring in other resources, rubrics, etc.
Reminder that you are standards based this year. So, you will need to change the language of your SMART goal to match the 1, 2, 3, 4.

Data Wall Analysis
How will you collect this data?




Questions for Administration?

2013-2014 PLC Information

Our 2013-2014 Norms

Extended Share document:

Our 2013-2014 SMART Goal and Action Plan
Your smart goal looks good. What is the data you are collecting? Is it the multi-step story problems? (Tim)

Data Wall Analysis



Archived Information from 2012-2013

2012-2013 PLC Information

Our 2012-2013 Norms

​​New Norms:

Tim, I re-posted.

Dawn - I can't open your norms. Please repost. Tim

Our SMART Goal for 2012-2013

100% of 4th grade students will earn a "2" or better on predicting, inferring, and summarizing fiction literature and summarizing and vocabulary of non-fiction literature.

Our Action Plan for 2012-2013

The 4th grade team will use the CARS assessments and Comprehension Intervention Activities (CIA) to place students in small groups and RTI groups. The Tier 1, 2, and 3 instruction will help students achieve 2's or better on the specified literacy skills. The 4th grade team will give students 2 CARS tests and 2 CIA assessments per reporting period (approximately once a month). This data will be on the data wall in order to make instructional decisions and to monitor progress.
I like how you have tied your action plan into the Learning Supports in the building - having your SMART Goal written the way you do makes tracking the data very easy so you can identify students who are struggling! Excellent start for 4th Grade!!! (Mary)

Data Wall
March 20:
Looks like you had a good discussion around your data wall - I wasn't there, and you may have had this discussion, but I challenge you to expand your discussion to what you are doing for those students who are struggling still. What does that discussion sound like? (Dr. C)
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Agendas - Please label your agendas by date so they are easy to locate

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Minutes - Please label your minutes by date so they are easy to locate

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Minutes from January 23:
Curious about the "boot camp" you have in your minutes. (Dr. C)
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Looks like you had a good discussion about students!!!! (Dr. C)
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Minutes form October 17:
Extended shares: What have you been able to share with each other? I am sure there have been some great things shared... just not reflected in your notes. Tim
Minutes from Oct. 3:
The data wall idea you came up with... you said it felt easier visually and easier to analyze. Did that hold true?? How do the skills you are teaching and the data you are collecting fit into your overall GLB's you are teaching? (Dr. C)
Minutes from Sept. 26:
Sounds like a good discussion related to your data wall - the papers certainly fill your wall!!!! :-) Your ideas to make it more easy to read sound possible. What DID the data tell you? I think I missed that in your minutes? (Dr. M)
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You will be sharing these during PLC time (Elementary is not required to share Peer Observations - only MS and HS. I really think your data wall idea is very clever. I look forward to seeing how you identify students who are struggling! Great Start! (Mary)

Monthly Data Wall Analysis

Supporting Documents


Norm/Collaborative Commitment Recording Sheet

SMART Goal/Action Plan forms (You may choose which one to use)]

SMART Goal Analysis Sheet (To be used in the Spring)

Data Analysis Tools
(you may choose whichever format works best for your team to display the information - one suggestion is attached)

Minutes/Review of Data Analysis Form (you must address the following questions in your minutes)

Agendas for PLC Collaboration (Add and date agendas here)

I think your agenda and minutes got switched around. I want to challenge 4th grade to include more in your minutes... I would like to see what specifically came out of your meetings.... I like that you will be bringing data for the data wall, but what conversations did you have about student learning on the 19th? I am sure you did - could you add more detail to your minutes? Thanks, Mary

Minutes from PLC Collaboration (Add and date Minutes here)

I was so glad to have walked in when you were discussing the data wall. I will have to tell you how much your conversations have grown this year..... talking about what you can do to make a difference AND looking at formative data - AWESOME! (mary) And our guest was very impressed too! :-)

"18% of students scored lower than 75% on their multiplication fact assessment. This is the same percentage as February. Why the same? Parent accountability: students are not practicing facts at home; majority of kids know facts, just not quickly." This is a quote from your minutes.... Besides the external factors (not in your control) what discussion about your instruction was held? You mentioned a couple of ideas, but I wonder if your minutes just don't illustrate the depth of your conversations? Do you have the data analysis summary sheet posted? This would tell us what you discussed in relation to your data wall.... BTW - it looks like the quick shares are providing good ideas to the team!!?
Looks like your PLC is having the "right" conversations - curious why you are now just assessing once per month rather than twice.... do you have enough formative data to make instructional decisions on an on-going basis??? (Mary)
Glad to see you will be looking at assessments next time.... I want to challenge you to also look at student data on a formative level... for example how you looked at examples of math homework at your last PLC - why doesn't one person do that - or several - and look for consistent inconsistencies or issues like you did... that is powerful as long as you take the next step and discuss how you might correct the misconceptions. I really liked that you all looked at the work -keep doing that during PLC time!!! (Mary) I would challenge you to use the cross-ciricular skill of summarizing... in reading and in math... it makes a great connection piece! I too, was wondering why you went from bi-montly assessment to just one assessment per month. What formative data are you using to make your instructional decision on a daily basis? Adding them to your minutes would be nice. Keep have these rich conversations! (Tim)