Best Practices: Assessment
PreK–K, 1–2, 3–5, 6–8, 9–12
Most Commonly Asked Questions by Brenda Weaver
Why should we assess?
What are the different types of assessments?
What are high stakes tests?
What are the scores you can get from assessments and what do they mean?
How do you know that the assessment chosen is appropriate?
What should be assessed and how often?
Assessment in Your Classroom
Stages of Reading — Set Expectations & Motivate
Oral Fluency Assessment — Watch a master teacher model testing.
Try an Oral Fluency Assessment Calculator for Grades 3-5
Target Instruction — Watch how a baseline test can help suggest further instruction.
Understanding Assessment Research