As a system, schools sometimes get sucked into relying on a single assessment or piece of data at one moment in time to make important decisions about intervention, extension, and universal classroom instruction. There is no perfect assessment that will magically tell you everything you need to know about your students as readers and writers. However, when we take multiple assessments and use them as snapshots, we can form a more realistic picture of who each student in our classroom is as a reader and writer. During data meetings, we are able to speak up and say what we know about students based on multiple pieces of data. This is why creating a literacy profile for each of your students is essential. The five pieces of data collected at multiple times across the school year will show you where your students start, finish, and the progress they make along the way as readers and writers.
What the Middle School Student Literacy Profile Includes:
-Explicit instructions on how to use each piece of the literacy profile.
-16 different options of Literacy Profile cover sheets to record the five different pieces of data across the school year.
-Benchmark Assessment Summary Sheet and suggested comments to describe student reading behavior.
-Commonly Misspelled and Misused Words Spelling Assessment created with 40 words that middle school students commonly misspell and misuse.
-Middle School Spelling Stages Assessment that will place students into a stage of spelling based on where they are at as spellers.
-Writing Sample and accompanying rubric that will help you place students in one of four writing stages based on 11 different pieces of writing criteria.
-Sentence Dictation Assessment where you will dictate three sentences to students and use the scoring guide to determine what students have and don't have control of in their writing conventions.
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