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5th Grade ELA Posters with Learning Goals and Scales

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2nd Grade Math Assessment with Marzano Scales

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5th Grade ELA Assessment Reading Literature RL with Proficiency Scales

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3rd Grade Math Bilingual Proficiency Scales - English & Spanish

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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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Learning to create scales was a PAINFUL reminder of what my students often feel… tossed into content they didn’t choose… expected to master things they are still clueless about… feeling all of the uncertainty and intimidation that goes along with learning something new! I have heard from countless teachers who are struggling through the same process. Having resources already done for them is AMAZING! But, learning to teach scales and modify their own assessments will be ESSENTIAL as modern education moves towards differentiated instruction. That’s why I am working on a UNIQUE and EXCITING new online course that will actually TEACH TEACHERS my simple streamlined process for creating scales and assessments. I have spent the last 7 years writing Proficiency Scales and Leveled Assessments for grades 1st-8th. I can tell you that the same process applies to every subject and grade level. Creating scales is an investment in PLANNING, but it doesn’t have to be hard. Once you learn how to USE them in your classroom, you will see how it can completely transform the learning experience for you and your students.  If you’re interested in learning to CREATE YOUR OWN LEVELED LEARNING GOALS AND ASSESSMENTS twice as fast, please sign up to follow me by email to get all the details this fall. 

 

Watch this video for a quick introduction to how I teach scales for pre-assessment!

 

 

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Differentiate Sixth Grade Ratios with Proficiency Scales

Differentiate Sixth Grade Ratios with Proficiency Scales

Proficiency Scales are all about helping students show growth in small steps instead of being overwhelmed by a year-end goal that seems way over their head. This video will walk you through one way to get your students understanding a scale. In this sixth grade standard, students are going to be asked to show that they understand the concept of a ratio and ratio language to describe ratios, which are relationships between two quantities.

Differentiate Fifth Grade Equations with Proficiency Scales

Differentiate Fifth Grade Equations with Proficiency Scales

n this fifth grade standard for operations and Algebraic thinking, fifth grade students are asked to use parentheses, brackets and braces in numerical expressions and be able to evaluate the expressions with symbols, which means being able to tell what it equals. They have to know the order of operations.

Differentiate Third Grade Number Sense with Proficiency Scales

Differentiate Third Grade Number Sense with Proficiency Scales

Standards based grading means that you can pre-assess and post-assess your elementary students to document their progress; but how do you TEACH differently? Proficiency Scales are all about helping students show growth in small steps instead of being overwhelmed by a year-end goal that seems way over their head.

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