If your school requires Proficiency Scales, Standards Based Grading, or evaluates based on Marzano Framework, this product will save you weeks of work! These pages present Learning Goals and Scales with concrete problems to prove mastery at every level. These Leveled Assessments create a clear goal for you and your students. They perfectly support a growth mindset model, and make differentiation planning easy! These posters are fully aligned to Common Core and most states' standards. Download the FREE PREVIEW to try for yourself!
Help students by allowing them to REVIEW concepts during their independent work! These Assessment work sheets walk students through EASY learning goals from previous grade levels in sections, “Levels” 1 and 2. These first two levels set them up to see simple examples of the connections between what they know, and what they must do this year. “Level” 3, or section 3, includes questions they should master this year. “Level” 4 includes optional enrichment tasks for your advanced thinkers. Make ELA easier for students and parents with Leveled Assessment practice tasks! Use the reading passages given, or assign the “ANY TEXT” worksheets as independent reading response forms.
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The Scaled Assessments for Math are designed with the idea that students learn skills and understand concepts in a progressive way. Instead of presenting students with an assessment that is pass or fail, right or wrong, this assessment recognizes what a child already knows (usually scales 1-2), and creates a clear model of what the child is expected to understand by the end of the year (scales 3-4). Inspired by Marzano's research in “The Art and Science of Teaching” this assessment breaks down every math standard into five scales from 0-4 (levels of difficulty), with a learning goal statement accompanying each one.
Proficiency in each math standard is represented by a score of 3. A score of 4 indicates an advanced knowledge of the skill, usually above grade level. The tasks assigned to scores of 2 and 1, are either derived from sub-skills of the standard, or from the background knowledge of earlier grade levels. Often the content from earlier grade levels will be labeled with the corresponding standard for reference purposes. A score of 0 on the learning scale is useful to record for students who have been given an opportunity to work on the assessment, but did not or could not perform for some reason.
This format is designed to scaffold skill mastery, so it can be used as a pre-assessment and a post-assessment. The pre-assessment will let you know what skills your students have to begin instruction and differentiation. Allowing students to continue where they left off as a post-assessment will help them feel rewarded for what they already know and see their progress in a concrete way!
This document includes a detailed ANSWER KEY with numerical solutions, as well as sample answers for written explanations.
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