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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. 

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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...

Supporting Gifted Learners with Differentiated Scales

Differentiation, Documentation, Affirmation = Motivation! Are you a gifted resource teacher struggling to meet the needs of all of your gifted and talented students? Do you find it difficult to make individualized lessons for students in multiple service areas and...

Tracking Student Growth for Marzano Evaluations

Do you get stressed out when hearing the phrases ‘progress monitoring, tracking progress, or assessment tracking’? Don’t worry, help is STILL on the way…yes, this is the second in a series of posts related to the Marzano Teacher Evaluation platform and the...

Super Tips for Conquering your Marzano Evaluation

Does your school district use the Marzano Framework to evaluate its teachers? Are you anxious when you log into iObservations and take a peek at what’s expected of you? If you’re feeling stressed about what seems like a very complex system, stayed tuned for the next...

The Power of Saying “NO”

Ever start a new resolution and wonder why you can't keep it going? I think I've finally figured it out! This time I am saying "No." Every school year I have a list of things I want to do better. Every New Year I have another resolution that I quickly forget about....

3 Hot Tips for Presenting Marzano Scales to Students

  Have you ever come across an amazing teaching idea, but you just couldn't get it organized enough to use it consistently? Maybe you used it but it didn't seem to bring you the results you were expecting? Maybe it was more complicated than you thought... welcome to...


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