Readiness Assessments

This collection features resources to support the use of readiness assessments. 

Any assessment that examines a student's readiness to learn is considered a readiness assessment.  These assessments may look at academic readiness (math, reading, writing), skills readiness (21st century skills, learning styles, etc.), or attitudinal (grit, growth mindset) readiness.  They may include diagnostic or learning/attitude inventories.  The resources in this collection will help you to determine the readiness of your students in a variety of areas including Math, English Language Arts, 21st Century Skills, Growth Mindset, Learning Style, Personality Type, Creativity Style, etc. 

Learner Profiles can provide a great deal of information about student readiness.  Be sure to visit the Learner Profile Collection (https://resourcebank.ca/curated-collections/35) for more resources and to examine what should be done with Learner Profiles for students. Information can be found in that collection for teaching students to study and learn based on their learner profile.  It is essential that once the learner profiles are created that they are revisited regularly with students to help them do their best learning.  Learner Profliles can be a tool to develop classroom community, empathy as well as metacogntion for students.

Please note that readiness assessments should be redone at the start of each school year, as our skills, learning styles and personalities can evolve and shift as we develop and have new experiences as both children and adults.   

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21st Century Fluencies: Fluency Snapshot
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This tool helps you evaluate the level of proficiency
that you or your students have with the 21st Century
Fluencies. The Fluency Snapshot Tool can be used
either with individual students or with groups.
There are 10 statements for each Fluency. As you
move through the statements, chose a value you feel
represents how well the individual or group has
demonstrated the characteristic. This is an editable
form that you can check the boxes in online or off.
Have your students assess themselves and discuss
the outcome. Compare your results in each Fluency
to determine where focus and improvement may be
needed. Revisit this again in the future and co

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Other
Material Type:
Teaching/Learning Strategy
Provider:
Global Digital Citizen Foundation
Date Added:
08/15/2018
The 7 Best Assessment Practices and Resources You Can Use Right Now
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This high impact article from Wabisabi examines best practices in assessment. The ideas are practical, low-organization and high impact.

Included:
*7 Mindful Assessment Tools (summaries, open-ended questions, student interviews, daily learning journals, peer teaching, quick draw showdown, self-grading)

*7 Best Assessment Practices (transform the test, consider where you are starting, make a diagnosis, master multiple choice, hold up a mirror, give great feedback, powerful portfolios)

Subject:
Arts Education
Education
Language Education (ESL)
English Language Arts
Math
Science
Social Studies
Material Type:
Assessment
Author:
Lee Watanabe-crockett
Wabisabi Learning
Date Added:
02/05/2020
Creative Personality Styles or Types by Adobe Create
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Click "Take the test" in the bottom left corner to get started.

A short and quirky personality style test created by Adobe to showcase varieties of creativity.

The quiz will outline your creative strengths, untapped potential and your ideal way of contributing. For example "The Artist" has the strength of being able to bring ideas and concepts to life; but untapped is fearlessness in expression and this person make a good producer.

Types are the artist, thinker, adventurer, maker, producer, dreamer, innovator, and visionary. Each type includes a goofy animated character that represents the type, there is a description of each type, and who they work best with.

This would be a great addition to a learner profile, or to explore when examining creativity. We can all be creative - just in different ways. This is a great way to illustrate that and spark some rich discussion in your classroom!

Subject:
Arts Education
English Language Arts
Math
Practical & Applied Arts
Science
Social Studies
Material Type:
Activity/Lab
Author:
Adobe Create
Date Added:
04/29/2019
Developmental Reading Assessment (DRA) Assessment Information
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Here are the supports needed for the DRA from Shari Martin of Sun West Division. The following are included:

Correlation Table of Diagnostic Leveled Reading Assessments in Use in Saskatchewan
Finding the Reading Level using DRA
DRA Quick Guide Handbook
Eligible Students for the Outcome
DRA Recording Tool from Sun West Division

Grades 1 to 5

Subject:
English Language Arts
Material Type:
Assessment
Author:
Vanessa Lewis
Melissa Lander
Shari Martin
Date Added:
01/10/2020
Elements & Purpose of Pre-Assessment
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Information for both the teacher and student that can be used to guide and develop instructional plans and sequencing which leads to personalized learning opportunities based on choices of path, pace, place and time .

Subject:
Education
Material Type:
Assessment
Author:
Sun West School Division
Date Added:
07/14/2018
The Four Tendencies Quiz — Created by Gretchen Rubin — A personality framework that divides all of humanity into four types.
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One of the daily challenges of life is: “How do I get people—including myself—to do what I want?” The Four Tendencies framework makes this task much easier by revealing whether a person is an Upholder, Questioner, Obliger, or Rebel.

Subject:
Education
Material Type:
Activity/Lab
Author:
Gretchen Rubin
Date Added:
06/21/2019
The Grit Scale
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The Grit Scale was developed by Angela Duckworth, a professor of psychology at the University of Pennsylvania

The Grit Scale is used to identify traits that might predict success.

The complete test and more information is available in Angela Duckworth's book: “Grit: The Power of Passion and Perseverance."

Subject:
Career & Work Exploration
Education
Material Type:
Activity/Lab
Assessment
Author:
Angela Duckworth
Date Added:
09/27/2018
Growth Mind Set Kit & Classroom Assessment by Perts
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The Mindset Kit
Learn about adaptive learning mindsets and strategies that promote them with this free, online resource designed for educators and parents.

Mindset Meter
Quickly understand the prevalence and distribution of the various adaptive learning mindsets in your school or classroom with this surveying tool.

This information all comes from Perts from (www.perts.net). PERTS empowers educators to improve student outcomes by applying research-based practices.

Subject:
Education
Higher Education
Material Type:
Activity/Lab
Author:
Melissa Lander
Date Added:
08/20/2018
Growth Mindset Readiness Assessment - How Does Your Mindset Measure Up?
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This resource includes some information about fixed versus a growth mindset.

A video about growth mindset from Carol Dweck is included (about 10 minutes long).

If you keep scrolling down you will see the assessment in the yellow box.

This inventory could be included in a student's learner profile, or a springboard for discussion about mindset, and how to shift from fixed to growth.

Subject:
Education
Material Type:
Activity/Lab
Author:
Lee Wantanabe-Crockett
Wabisabi Learning
Date Added:
01/09/2020
A Guide to Your Best Year Teaching With Smart K12 Goal Setting Methods
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Sometimes it's our own kids, and other times it's other people's kids that send us into the restroom crying. Either way it's no fun and can begin to weigh us down to a slow drudge on our morning commute into work. Take a minute to absorb this free eBook and "Stop Crying in the Restroom [it ain't that deep]."

Subject:
Education
Material Type:
Teaching/Learning Strategy
Author:
Laron Carter
Date Added:
09/05/2018
Index of Learning Styles (ILS)
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This is an online inventory based on the work of Richard M. Felder and Linda K. Silverman. The quiz will determine preferences on four dimensions (active/reflective, sensing/intuitive, visual/verbal, and sequential/global).

This site includes the inventory, explanations of each of the areas, FAQs, applications of the learning styles, interesting articles including one on "Understanding Student Differences", and the validity of learning styles is explored.

**Make sure you open the 4 page "Learning Styles and Strategies" link after you take the inventory. This includes insightful information on how you can use the results to help yourself!**

Subject:
Education
Higher Education
Material Type:
Assessment
Teaching/Learning Strategy
Author:
Felder
Silverman
Date Added:
11/24/2019
Introduction to CommonLit's Pre-Assessment
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This video provides a brief introduction to CommonLit's Pre-Assessment, which is available to teachers and students in grades 3-12.

Includes: multiple choice & Reading passages.
Available until November, so be sure to assign it prior to that.
help@commonlit.org if you have questions.

Subject:
English Language Arts
Material Type:
Primary Source
Author:
CommonLit
Date Added:
08/19/2020
Kindergarten Learning Styles Quiz
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This is a learning styles quiz for our youngest students.

This can also be used with older students that need a modified version of other learning profiles for learning styles. It is heavily picture based.

Subject:
Education
Material Type:
Assessment
Author:
Melissa Lander
Date Added:
09/19/2018