Universal Language Arts & Math Screening All For Only $29.99
Our formative assessment tools are designed to monitor student learning and provide ongoing feedback that can be used by teachers, parents and students to improve learning and to determine:
- Individual student reading and math grade levels;
- Beneficial instructional models;
- Real time student progress;
- Students’ strengths and weaknesses plus target areas that need additional work; and
- Subject areas where students are struggling and ways teachers can immediately address these problems.
According to Carnegie Mellon’s Eberly Center for Teaching Excellence and Educational Innovation, examples of “formative assessments” include asking students to:
- Draw a concept map in class to represent their understanding of a topic,
- Submit one or two sentences identifying the main point of a lecture, and/or
- Turn in a draft paper in order to receive early feedback from the instructor.
We also recommend the use of summative assessment methods which allow teachers to evaluate student learning at the end of each instructional unit by comparing their work against accepted standards or benchmarks. Examples of summative assessments include:
- A midterm exam,
- A final project,
- A paper, and/or
- A student recital or presentation of recently taught materials or learning units.
How to Determine Student Learning Progress and Grade Level Placement
- Conduct Universal Screenings to systematically assess all students for the purpose of identifying those who are at-risk and may require support that varies in terms of level, intensity and duration;
- Administer pre-and-post school year progress tests that are aligned with your state standards;
GSN progress monitoring tools provide you with a quick and easy way to acquire the information you need to guide your students’ learning. Online reading, language and math assessments determine progress based on mastery of state standards for each grade level.
GSN offers K-12 standardized placement tests in Math and Language Arts/English, including instructions, answer sheets, and grade placement recommendations. The tests help you determine the appropriate grade level for your student.