Presentation on theme: "Benchmark Assessments in Literacy"— Presentation transcript:
1 Benchmark Assessments in Literacy Jefferson County SchoolsSusan RobertsK-12 Literacy
2 Purpose of Assessment? Assessment should inform instruction. Any test worthy of the time to administer must yield authentic information about where the child is now and where the child needs to go next.Assessment should yield the child’s reading level.Assessment should inform the teacher about what processes the child is or is not using.Assessment should inform the teacher about the child’s strengths and weaknesses in reading.
3 Balanced Literacy Four Blocks: Best Practice Model Guided ReadingWorking with WordsSelf-Selected ReadingWritingFive Core ComponentsPhonemic AwarenessPhonics / Decoding SkillsComprehensionVocabularyFluency
4 Benchmark Assessments Curriculum Based MeasuresAuthenticValid and ReliableDrive InstructionResearch Based
5 Kindergarten Benchmarks Scott Foresman BaselinePhonological Awareness (KPAT)Sight Words (high frequency words)Alphabet Knowledge
6 First Grade Benchmarks Scott Foresman Baseline and End-of-YearPhonological AwarenessSight Words (High Frequency Words)Word Accuracy and ComprehensionScott Foresman Selected Fresh Reads
7 Second Grade Benchmarks Scott Foresman Baseline and End-of-YearPhonological AwarenessSight Words (High Frequency Words)Word Accuracy and ComprehensionScott Foresman Selected Fresh Reads
9 Additionally…Literacy Coaches to support administration of assessmentsin first and second gradesSchedule to be determinedTesting Window: August 17 – September 3Sight Words / High Frequency WordsCorrelation with Fry List and Scott ForesmanReading Portfolio per student
10 Coming soon to a school near you… More Support…Coming soon to a school near you…Literacy Coaches and PLC’sInstructional StrategiesProfessional Book StudiesSupport for Struggling ReadersTODAY…Break-out sessions K,1,2 with literacy coaches!