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 assessments 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 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.
If you’re not familiar with Marzano’s Learning Goals and Scales, or proficiency scales, please visit this product link to download some examples of the scales. These Assessments were created to support the 8th Grade ELA Posters with Marzano Scales, and use the same kid-friendly language to express each learning objective. These pages offer a very clear model of how students can make progress towards mastery in each ELA standard. You can use these for pretests, posttests, homework, classroom practice, quizzes, conference pieces, and of course, grades!
Help your students, families, and administrators SEE student progress in a concrete multi-level assessment!
This document includes...
1. Reading passages appropriate for each grade level (fiction and non-fiction).
2. Four leveled assessment pages for EACH COMMON CORE LEARNING STANDARD that align to the four levels of the learning scale (1-4). These are based on the specific reading passages given.
3. A second set of four leveled assessment pages for EACH COMMON CORE LEARNING STANDARD 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 2018 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 email@example.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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