Keeping Learning on Track® (KLT™)
Keeping Learning on Track (KLT) brings formative assessment practice to your schools in an innovative program built on research from Dylan Wiliam, a leading researcher in formative assessment. With KLT, teachers and students gather evidence of learning and adapt classroom behavior to meet immediate learning needs to accelerate student growth. Visit KeepingLearningOnTrack.nwea.org for more information.
What it is:
A two-year professional development program that builds teacher experts in formative assessment practice and creates communities of practice.
Phase 1: Training Teacher Leaders
Three one-day workshops build expertise in a core set of leaders.
Phase 2: Building Local Capacity
Teacher experts bring the practice to their schools and develop ongoing Teacher Learning Communities (TLC) to deepen the practice.
The KLT Program helps improve teaching practice by providing professional development in Five Key Strategies:
|Sharing Learning Expectations||Clarifying and sharing learning intentions and criteria for success|
|Questioning||Engineering effective classroom discussions, questions and learning tasks that elicit evidence of learning|
|Feedback||Providing feedback that moves learners forward|
|Activating Self||Activating students as the owners of their own learning|
|Activating Peers||Activating students as instructional resources for one another|
Who uses it:
Since 2004, the program has been used in school districts in California, Delaware, Maryland, New Jersey, North Carolina, Ohio, Pennsylvania, South Carolina, Texas, New York, Hawaii, Colorado, Tennessee, Vermont and Australia. The KLT Program has been tested in a variety of classrooms, schools and districts including:
- Small suburban, rural and large urban districts
- High-performing and low-performing schools
- All grade levels (K–12)
- All subjects (including ELA, Math, Science and Social Studies)
Visit KeepingLearningOnTrack.nwea.org for more information.