This resource contains all relevant information about the INTERIM Benchmark Assessment Plan for the SaskDLC.This plan was compiled by the Sask DLC Interim Benchmark Assessment Advisory Team. Please download the document in section 1 for the detailed plan.
Sask DLC Benchmark Assessments
This collection houses the resources to support Sask DLC teachers with administering benchmarking assessments.
Administering benchmark assessments is a highly effective method to improve student success with learning outcomes. These assessments provide us with the information needed to evaluate every student and tailor instruction according to their unique abilities. The beginning of the school year offers an excellent opportunity to leverage screening data for the customization of Tier 1 instruction in reading, writing and mathematics.
The current focus is in the areas of Reading, Writing, and Math for the purpose of gathering grade and ability level data to inform instructional groupings to begin the 2023 School Year. This is a temporary plan for benchmark assessments for the fall of 2023, and a final decision will be made and communicated later in the year.
Basic Concepts of Math from The Greater Saskatoon Catholic Schools was created as a numeracy diagnostic to assess the Saskatchewan Math curriculum. This assessment provides a snapshot of student performance., and it is intended to give an indication of grade level outcome achievement in math. This information can be used to inform your instruction and help meet your students' needs. Sask DLC teachers proceed to section 2 for interim materials.
Dr. David Kilpatrick's Phonological Awareness Screening Test (2016) explained by Linda Poletz, a Speech-Language Pathologist with the Sun West School Division.
This resource will provide guidance and information on scoring Phonological Awareness for the Sask DLC Benchmark Assessment Interim Plan.
The PAST and the instructions for administering the screener can be downloaded from this resource.
*The phonological development chart is in Appendix A.
*Suggested activities are in Appendix B.
This is more specific information about the Acadience items we are using to benchmark students for the temporary benchmarking plan at Sask DLC. *Letter Naming Fluency*Nonsense Word Fluency*Oral Reading Fluency
*Math assessment materials
*Reading K-6 assessment materials
Select "Acadience Reading K-6 (Digital Administration" from the left menu; and "Benchmark Materials" from the right menu. - Then Select Your Grade's Materials .
Select "Acadience Reading 7-8 (Digital Administration" from the left menu; and "Benchmark Materials" from the right menu. - Then Select Your Grade's Materials .
Select the boxes of the reading assessment levels you would like to compare, and the chart will populate.
The following are the expected fluency rates for grades 1-8 at the beginning and end of year. This is based on the Saskatchewan curriculum.
This resource explains how you can access MS Reading Progress and Reading Coach in MS Teams.
This 20 minute tutorial shows teachers how to use Microsoft Reading Progress.
*available in over 100 languages
Please keep in mind that you can also use the paper copies of this to administer. If you are using the paper versions, you will need to adjust your administration accordingly.
The Kindergarten Phonological Assessment Screener asseses:blending syllables into wordssegmeting words into syllablesisolating initial phonemesisolating final phonemesblending phonemessegmenting words into phonemes
This resource contains the documents required to benchmark you students' writing. This assessment is based on the Saskatchewan curriculum, and the rubrics, continuum and prompts were developed by the Ministry of Education. *rationale *instructions*continuum*rubrics*context
This resource includes the assessment materials for spelling for the primary level, the elementary level and the upper level.
*Sask DLC see interim benchmark MSTeam channel for more supports.