Looking for learning scales to monitor student progress toward the CCSS? This file contains scales for each of the 3rd grade ELA standards in Reading Informational Text. But, what if some of your students are performing below the grade level standards? Rather than these students receiving a 0 on the learning scale, you can use the task analysis of skills that build up to the grade level standard. In addition to each learning scale, a task analysis checklist, and a task analysis data sheet including a prompting hierarchy are included for each standard (except for standard 10).
Think of the task analysis as a ladder that allows your student to climb toward the grade level standard. The bottom of the ladder contains more basic skills, and with each step up, the student is getting closer to the full grade level standard.
The Common Core State Standards challenge us as educators to expose every student to rigorous grade level standards, even those with disabilities or those performing below grade level. This file provides an easy way for you to track student progress, and would a great tool to bring to an IEP meeting or parent conference to demonstrate progress toward the grade level CCSS.