Illuminator Spotlight: Marisol Lopez
This Illuminator Spotlight features Marisol Lopez, a 4th grade Teacher from Rosedale Elementary in Chico Unified School District (CA), and highlights her data-informed decision-making around instruction, intervention, and assessment--particularly in the area of ELA.
Marisol impactfully uses assessment to check learning (including frequent, formative checks), gauge mastery with standards-aligned tests, identify students who need additional support, and engage students in their own learning.
As a result, the percent of her students who “Met the Achievement Standard” on the Smarter Balanced ELA Assessment increased from 44% in 2016-17 to 70% in 2017-18. In 2018-19, 71% of students were proficient, compared to the school-wide percentage of 50%.
We visited Marisol in the classroom to learn more about how she uses assessment to inform instruction and student supports. Check out this short video clip of her reviewing assessment results with her class.