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Leveled Assessments for Reading Information, Grades 3-8

Video tutorials for Writing and Teaching content with Scales

8th Grade ELA Posters with Learning Goals and Scales - EDITABLE

“I use these as Focus Standard posters and mini-rubrics. A fantastic resource!” – Candace C.
December 5, 2018

4th Grade Math Assessment with Learning Goals & Scales

“These scaled assessments are great! I love that the questions show a progression of skills so I can see where students may be struggling, and it also gives the kids the opportunity to see that they can do something, even if they’re not quite “on level” yet. Thanks.” – Robert R.
December 1, 2018

5th Grade ELA Posters with Learning Goals and Scales

“Saving my sanity every week!” – Miss Beasley’s Bookworms (TPT Seller)
November 26, 2018

2nd Grade Math Assessment with Marzano Scales

“THIS HAS BEEN A LIFESAVER! Thanks for offering exactly what I was looking for. I was already to make it and wha-la there it is. Perfect! Thank you for your hard work. I appreciate it so much. I am a follower now!” – Beth Marlatt
November 30, 2018

5th Grade ELA Assessment Reading Literature RL with Proficiency Scales

“I am so grateful for this resource! It makes transitioning to standards based grading so much easier!! Thank you for your incredibly hard work!” – Katt F. November 26, 2018

3rd Grade Math Bilingual Proficiency Scales - English & Spanish

This is a perfect resource for my dual language classroom, especially since my students can rate themselves as we work through each skill.”  Socorro F. December 2, 2018

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As Proficiency Scales become the NEW way to teach, more and more schools are looking for experienced teachers to share what works. Melanie has presented at multiple conferences to walk teachers through the process of creating, presenting, organizing, and assessing learning objectives with scales. SIGN UP to receive a free GUIDE to SCALES, and updates on conferences, professional development offerings, and classroom ideas!

Meet Melanie LiCausi

Melanie is the original creator of Leveled Assessments for Math and ELA.  Leveled Assessments take Marzano’s research to a whole new LEVEL, by adding clear and objective tasks to proficiency scales. Melanie’s experience with differentiation comes from twelve years in the classroom teaching first grade, second grade, middle school math, and several years of Gifted Resource in a multi-age classroom for grades 3-5.  She has mastered the art of aligning content at multiple grade levels to give students a smooth and defined path for progress. 

Mrs. L’s Blog

Grade with Scales and Escape the Grading Trap!

Have you ever felt like the grades you were giving students were not carrying the messages you wanted to send? I used to feel like I knew my students pretty well. After all, I spent 7 hours a day observing and interacting with them. When it came time for assessments,...

Leveled Assessments Support Growth Mindset

Struggling to track student progress to show growth? Questions like how do you document a student's knowledge before and after learning to track proficiency? Where do you start and how do you make sure their getting instruction at their own level? Leveled Assessments...

Math Madness! Fun Math Standards Review for Grade Levels

I have always loved using games in the classroom. My students have always loved them too, whether they're the 3rd grade elementary cuties or the big 8th grade middle school kids. I would use games every day except they're not always easy, convenient, or have enough...

Geometry Activities for Vocabulary Mastery

Are you struggling to find engaging review activities for standardized math testing? As a visual-spatial thinker, I always found geometry really fun and easy to teach because I could SEE what was being described. The biggest challenge for my to my 4th and 5th grade...

Ideas for Celebrating Student Success

If you’re teaching and being evaluated under the Marzano platform, you may be feeling overwhelmed about everything that’s expected of you, especially since you want to do well on your evaluation, right? Don’t worry, help is STILL on the way…yes, this is the THIRD in a...


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