Browse Books & More by Curriculum: Assessment
 

10 Easy Writing Lessons That Get Kids Ready for Writing Assessments
Teach students to write effectively and raise test scores at the same time. Easy, sequential lessons mirror the exercises found on state performance assessments.
Grades 3 – 6
Mary Rose

 
 

25 Quick Formative Assessments for a Differentiated Classroom
This collection of quick, flexible, informal assessments helps teachers take a snapshot of student learning-at any time during a lesson or unit of study, in any curriculum area. Students' responses give teachers a clear picture of what students know and what they need help with, what material to reteach or extend, and how to pace instruction.
Grades 3 – 8
Judith Dodge

 
 

3-Minute Reading Assessments: A Professional Development DVD and Study Guide
Reading experts, Tim Rasinski and Nancy Padak, developed powerful assessments that help you accurately identify students' potential reading problems in just three minutes. This exciting new DVD lets you observe teachers as they assess students in word recognition, comprehension, fluency, and vocabulary. These quick assessments make it easy to pinpoint students' strengths and target areas in which they need more support.
Grades 1 – 8
Timothy Rasinski; Nancy Padak

 
 

3-Minute Reading Assessments: Word Recognition, Fluency, and Comprehension: Grades 1-4
Leveled passages with ready-to-use assessment pages help teachers quickly screen students for reading problems, such as low word recognition, poor fluency rate, and inadequate comprehension
Grades 1 – 4
Timothy Rasinski; Nancy Padak

 
 

3-Minute Reading Assessments: Word Recognition, Fluency, and Comprehension: Grades 5-8
Leveled passages with ready-to-use assessment pages help teachers quickly screen students for reading problems, such as low word recognition, poor fluency rate, and inadequate comprehension.
Grades 5 – 8
Timothy Rasinski; Nancy Padak

 
 

35 Must-Have Assessment & Record-Keeping Forms for Reading
This collection of essential, indispensable forms for guiding meaningful reading instruction includes reading strategy checklists, self-evaluation forms, reading conference forms, response journal rubrics, and more.
Grades 4 – 8
Laura Robb

 
 

35 Rubrics & Checklists to Assess Reading and Writing
Take control and help students meet the current state and school standards in reading and writing with grade-appropriate, classroom-tested-rubrics and self-assessment checklists. Reproducible forms cover reading and listening comprehension, story-character analysis, essays, letters, and more.
Grades K – 2
Adele Fiderer

 
 

40 Rubrics & Checklists to Assess Reading and Writing
Get organized with grade-appropriate, classroom-tested rubrics and self-assessment checklists. These reproducible forms focus on reading and listening comprehension, story-character analysis, essays, letters, and more. Includes easy directions, scoring tips, planning forms, and follow-up strategies.
Grades 3 – 6
Adele Fiderer

 
 

75 Language Arts Assessment Tools
You're sure to find exactly what you need in this extensive resource. The rubrics, checklists, rating sheets, evaluation forms, and other easy-to-use tools help teachers assess student achievement in reading, writing, speaking, and listening. In addition, there are sheets for evaluating specific work products, such as summaries, editorials, oral presentations, and many others.
Grades 5 – 8
Mary Sullivan

 
 

A Practical Guide to Tiering Instruction in the Differentiated Classroom
In this practical guide, teacher and brain-based learning expert Sarah Armstrong offers the tools and techniques that make designing tiered lessons manageable.
Grades 3 – 8
Sarah Armstrong; Stephanie Haskins

 
 

Assessment First
"To maximize the impact of your teaching, follow the assess-plan-teach model," teachers are told, yet they receive little support in putting this model into action. Finally, here is an indispensable guide that explains how to make every minute of primary reading instruction count--starting with assessment.
Grades 1 – 5
Kathryn Au; Maria Chang; Deborah White

 
 

Assessments for Differentiating Reading Instruction
Timely assessments are key to effectively differentiating instruction. This practical resource from reading expert Laura Robb contains more than 50 easy-to-use assessments, including reading strategy checklists, reading interest surveys, tiered task evaluation forms, conference forms, self-evaluations, and more.
Grades 4 – 8
Laura Robb

 
 

Check-in Assessments for Differentiated Lessons
These 30 classroom-tested mini-assessments gauge students’ background knowledge at the beginning of a lesson or evaluate what they’ve learned at the end. Highly motivating formats like Alphabet Activator and Incredible Shrinking Summary require little preparation and actively engage students, priming their brains to retain and process key information and ideas.
Grades 5 – & Up
Beverly Strayer; Troy Strayer

 
 

Day-to-Day Assessment in the Reading Workshop
In this book, two seasoned teachers show how to set reading goals, assess students to ensure goals are being met, and carry out instruction. Stressing that there are many ways to determine where students are and just as many ways to determine where to take them, they give teachers the tools to make that journey.
Grades 3 – 6
Franki Sibberson; Karen Szymusiak

 
 

Differentiating Assessment in the Reading Workshop
This resource is for teachers who need fast, efficient ongoing assessment to reach all of their primary readers. The authors provide strategies for streamlining conferences, pinpointing students' strengths and needs, and teaching to help students meet grade-level language arts goals. 144 pages + resource CD.
Grades K – 2
Karin Ma; Nicole Taylor

 
 

Differentiating Assessment in the Writing Workshop
This resource is for teachers who need fast, efficient ongoing assessment to reach all of their primary writers. The authors provide strategies for streamlining conferences, pinpointing students' strengths and needs, and teaching to help students meet grade-level language arts goals. 144 pages + resource CD.
Grades K – 2
Karin Ma; Nicole Taylor

 
 

Differentiating Reading Instruction for Success With RTI
Margo Southall shares her classroom-tested tools for differentiating reading instruction within an RTI framework: assessment strategies; when-then charts describing a menu of intervention options; targeted lessons and interventions in word recognition, fluency, and comprehension; techniques for forming and managing small groups; guidelines and practical tips for implementing Tier 2 and Tier 3 interventions, and so much more.
Grades K – 3
Margo Southall

 
 

Easy Assessments for Pre-Kindergarten
A complete toolkit for assessing children's progress in language arts and math.
Grades PreK – Prek
Laurie Fyke

 
 

Essential Kindergarten Assessments for Reading, Writing, and Math
A complete toolkit for assessing children's progress in language arts and math.
Grades K – K
Laurie Fyke

 
 

Exceeding the Standards
You don't need to give up what you know about best practice to address your state's standards! Margaret Moustafa shows you how you can not only meet but exceed the standards by aligning your state standards with such research-proven best practices as the read aloud, shared and guided reading and writing, reading and writing workshop, literature circles, directed reading and thinking activity, language experience, and reader's theater.
Grades K – 5
Margaret Moustafa

 
 

Managing a Differentiated Classroom: A Practical Guide
An indispensable resource from the foremost expert on differentiation! From pre-assessments of students' needs, interests, and learning profiles, to instructional strategies and on-going assessment ideas, to task cards, rubrics, and final assessments, everything you need to successfully differentiate is here.
Grades K – 8
Carol Ann Tomlinson; Marcia B. Imbeau

 
 

Ready-to-Use Reading Assessments & Intervention Strategies for K-2
Effective, ready-to-use assessments that enable teachers to track students' progress in literacy easily throughout the year. These research-based assessments measure achievement in four key literacy areas: print conventions, word recognition, comprehension, and writing.
Grades K – 2
Brenda Weaver

 
 

RTI: Assessments & Remediation for K-2
Reading expert Brenda M. Weaver has developed an assessment system that enables teachers to screen students and monitor their progress in reading and writing all year long. Perfect for fulfilling the requirements of RTI (Response to Intervention), the ready-to-go assessments help teachers identify students who are making adequate progress, those who need extra support, and those who need intense intervention.
Grades K – 2
Brenda Weaver

 
 

Step-by-Step Assessment Guide to Code Breaking
A classroom-based, child-centered assessment for tracking step-by-step progress in reading, writing, and spelling with reproducible assessment forms. The assessment guide and DVD show you how to easily identify a child's phase of development, set reasonable expectations for growth, and select from the instructional techniques Gentry provides to best help every student become a successful reader and writer.
Grades PreK – 2
Richard Gentry

 
 

Teacher's Essential Guide Series: Effective Instruction, The
For the busy teacher on-the-run, veteran teacher Jim Burke has created The Teacher's Essential Guide series, a collection of slender, quick-read guides that offers you targeted solutions to your most pressing instructional needs: how to build motivation, use meaningful assessment to monitor student learning and assign grades, create purposeful homework, use technology in ways that enhance learning, teach essential study skills, learn breakthrough grouping strategies, and create lessons that engage all students.
Grades 6 – 12
Jim Burke

 
 

Teaching and Assessing Spelling
This resource will make teaching spelling more effective, no matter what spelling program you use. It includes an easy-to-use assessment so you can determine each student's spelling knowledge, and then plan whole-class, small-group, and individualized instruction that works.
Grades 1 – 6
Mary Jo Fresch; Aileen Wheaton

 
 

The Next Step in Guided Reading
Teachers facing the challenge of meeting the diverse reading needs of students will find the structure and tools they need in Jan Richardson's powerful approach to guided reading. Richardson has identified the essential components of an effective guided reading lesson: targeted assessments, data analysis that pinpoints specific strategies students need, and the use of guided writing to support the reading process.
Grades K – 8
Jan Richardson

 
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