Join Student Achievement Partners and Share My Lesson for a webinar on assessing literacy.
Do you find yourself wishing you had a way to do a quick "pulse check" on students' mastery of the Common Core State Standards for Literacy? If so, you'll want to hear more about these mini-assessments that can be used to give you an overall impression on how students' are progressing. These units contain a variety of item types, aligned to the CCSS, so that students will gain more exposure to what they may see on summative assessments. Also included are rationales for answer choices so you can have rich discussions with your students about why answers are right or wrong if you choose to use the tool in that manner. Some mini-assessments on achievethecore.org have related instructional units and teachers may choose to combine those two resources, but all can be used as stand-alone as part of a formative assessment system or just as useful practice on close reading of an appropriately complex text and use of textual evidence. Although we will walk through just one example for a specific grade level, mini-assessments currently exist for grades 3-11.