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1 Benchmark Assessments in Literacy Jefferson County Schools Susan Roberts K-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 childs reading level. Assessment should inform the teacher about what processes the child is or is not using. Assessment should inform the teacher about the childs strengths and weaknesses in reading.

3 Balanced Literacy Four Blocks: Best Practice Model –Guided Reading –Working with Words –Self-Selected Reading –Writing Five Core Components Phonemic Awareness Phonics / Decoding Skills Comprehension Vocabulary Fluency

4 Benchmark Assessments Curriculum Based Measures Authentic Valid and Reliable Drive Instruction Research Based

5 Kindergarten Benchmarks Scott Foresman Baseline Phonological Awareness (KPAT) Sight Words (high frequency words) Alphabet Knowledge

6 First Grade Benchmarks Scott Foresman Baseline and End-of-Year Phonological Awareness Sight Words (High Frequency Words) Word Accuracy and Comprehension –Scott Foresman Selected Fresh Reads

7 Second Grade Benchmarks Scott Foresman Baseline and End-of-Year Phonological Awareness Sight Words (High Frequency Words) Word Accuracy and Comprehension –Scott Foresman Selected Fresh Reads

8 Optional Assessments ThinkLink – Discovery Education DIBELS Checklists Anecdotal Records Rating Scales and Rubrics Portfolio Documents Informal Reading Inventories – Running Records Kid Watching (Observational Comments)

9 Additionally… Literacy Coaches to support administration of assessments in first and second grades –Schedule to be determined Testing Window: August 17 – September 3 Sight Words / High Frequency Words Correlation with Fry List and Scott Foresman Reading Portfolio per student

10 More Support… Coming soon to a school near you… Literacy Coaches and PLCs Instructional Strategies Professional Book Studies Support for Struggling Readers TODAY…Break-out sessions K,1,2 with literacy coaches!


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