1. Tennessee teachers
can complete an online course on formative assessment offered by Battelle For Kids that will help guide the development and implementation of high quality formative assessment across content areas and grade levels. This course offers 9 topics: (1) Introduction to the Formative Assessment Instruction Course, (2) Professional Learning Teams, (3) Overview of Assessment for Learning, (4) An Introduction to the 5 Keys of Quality Assessment, (5) Clear Learning Targets, (6) Sound Assessment Design, (7) Communication for Learning, (8) Student Ownership: A Critical Piece, and (9) Actionable Strategies: Putting it All Together.
2. “How and Why do I Assess?”
from a K-1 teacher
of the four types of reading assessments in a standards-based reading program.
4. A two page list
of Pre-K and K Emergent Literacy Skills Assessments.
5. A general overview
of the assessment process posted in the Empowering Teachers section of the website sponsored by the Florida Center for Reading Research.
6. Critical elements of literacy assessment
– Elementary School (Florida Center for Reading Research website)
7. The Intervention Central
website provides programs that teachers can use to develop their own informal assessments based on the curriculum they are teaching (CBMs). (View the Tools section)
8. As component of the “intervention central” website is the CBM Warehouse
. This area provides information on commercially produced curriculum-based measurements in reading.
9. The Southeast Educational Laboratory
has developed a rating of 78 reading assessments that can be used in grades pre-K through third.