If your school uses the Marzano Framework or iObservations for Teacher Evaluations, this product will save you weeks of work! These pages present Learning Goals and Scales, also called Proficiency Scales, with concrete exercises to prove mastery at every level. These Leveled Assessments create a clear goal for you and your students to identify areas of need, target instruction, and follow up with post-testing. Inspired by Marzano’s research in “The NEW Art and Science of Teaching: A Comprehensive Framework for Effective Instruction,” they perfectly align to a growth mindset, standards-based grading, and make differentiation planning easy! These assessments are fully aligned to Common Core and most states’ standards.
The Leveled Assessments for ELA are designed with the idea that students learn skills and understand concepts in a progressive way. Most assessments test students on multiple learning objectives before they’ve had much instruction. This can be overwhelming. These assessments are uniquely leveled to align with one learning standard broken down into a 4-level scale. Each level from 1 through 4 demands increased proficiency. Levels 1 and 2 are working towards grade level mastery; Level 3 aligns to grade level expectations; and level 4 is beyond the end of year grade-level expectation.
If you’re not familiar with Marzano’s Learning Goals and Scales, or proficiency scales, please visit this product link to download some examples of the scales. These Assessments were created to support the 4th Grade ELA Posters with Marzano Scales, and use the same kid-friendly language to express each learning objective. These pages offer a very clear model of how students can make progress towards mastery in each ELA standard. You can use these for pretests, posttests, homework, classroom practice, quizzes, conference pieces, and of course, grades!
Help your students, families, and administrators SEE student progress in a concrete multi-level assessment!