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Grading & Reporting


  • Grading & Reporting Student Learning: Honest & Accurate Grades for All Students
  • Rethinking Homework
  • Grading Smarter Not Harder: Assessment Strategies to Motivate Kids


OCM BOCES-CI&A Department offers professional development and support through:

  • Regional workshops & conferences
  • On-Site workshops/study groups/coaching
  • Group facilitation and planning.

To arrange customized work, please contact us at 315.433.2662 or 315.431.8596



Professional Development Workshop Offerings

Educators from component districts can attend regional professional development opportunities sponsored through CI&A at no additional charge. The regional opportunities are based upon data from surveys that district representatives completed in late spring.

Regional Scoring

Collaborative School Improvement (CSI)

Formerly SACI


CoSer Information

CI&A provides training, information, and technical assistance to school districts.

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 Yorks 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 Yorks 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 will also 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.







PO Box 4754
Syracuse, NY 13221
Phone: (315) 433-2600

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