3rd Grade ELA Leveled Reading Assessment 3RI.1 - Differentiation, Growth Mindset

Grade Levels
3rd, Homeschool
Formats Included
  • PDF
10 pages


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! 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.

The COMPLETE document with ALL STANDARDS RI1-10 is HERE!

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The Leveled Assessments for ELA are designed with the idea that students learn skills and understand concepts in a progressive way. Most assessments test students on multiple learning objectives before they’ve had much instruction. This can be overwhelming. These assessments are uniquely leveled to align with one learning standard broken down into a 4-level scale. Each level from 1 through 4 demands increased proficiency. Levels 1 and 2 are working towards grade level mastery; Level 3 aligns to grade level expectations; and level 4 is beyond the end of year grade-level expectation.

Help your students, families, and administrators SEE student progress in a concrete multi-level assessment!

The free PREVIEW document includes...

1. A nonfiction reading passage appropriate for this grade level.

2. Four leveled assessment pages for ELA COMMON CORE LEARNING STANDARD RI.1 (Reading Information #1) that align to the four levels of the RI.1 learning scale (1-4). These are based on the specific reading passage given.

3. A PREVIEW for the second set of four leveled assessment pages for ELA COMMON CORE LEARNING STANDARD RI.1 (Reading Information #1) that align to the four levels of the learning scale (1-4). This second set can be used with “ANY TEXT” and includes general questions relating to each Learning Objective.

4. A detailed ANSWER KEY with sample answers for written explanations.

Visit my blog for examples of student work, explanations, and tips on grading the assessment using the 4-point scale. Mrs. L's Leveled Learning website

Copyright 2019 by Melanie LiCausi; Mrs. L’s Leveled Learning LLC

Purchasing this product grants permission for use by one teacher in his or her classroom. The content is under copyright and MAY NOT be used to create new resources for free, for sale, or for sharing on school databases without written permission from Melanie LiCausi at Mrs. L’s Leveled Learning LLC. Please contact me personally at melanie.licausi@mrslsleveledlearning.com or purchase additional licenses through your “My Purchases” page.

The terms “Learning Goal,” “Learning Objective,” and “Learning Standard” are used interchangeably. The terms “Learning Scales” and “Proficiency Scale” are also used interchangeably.

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Total Pages
10 pages
Answer Key
Teaching Duration
1 month
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to see state-specific standards (only available in the US).
Ask and answer questions to demonstrate understanding of a text, referring explicitly to the text as the basis for the answers.
Read closely to determine what the text says explicitly and to make logical inferences from it; cite specific textual evidence when writing or speaking to support conclusions drawn from the text.


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