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.
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.
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
"Acadience Reading helps teachers identify children at risk for reading difficulties and determine the skills to target for instructional support. Acadience Reading K–6:
provides universal screening
detects when students need extra support
is sensitive to effects of intervention
supports the RtI/Multi-tiered model"
Download the screener for free on the top right side of the screen.
The following document contains possible assessments to benchmark reading, writing and math. The document orivudes a list with links to resources that may be used to measure growth. These benchmark assessments can be sued to support your work with Personalized Goals (PGs) in your school.
Modules for teachers include:
*Overview & Syllabus
*Data Informed Instruction
*Summative Classroom Assessment
*Putting the Pieces Together
Classroom Assessment in a Remote Learning Environment
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!
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
In this self-directed module, teachers will learn:
*Strategies for administering the pre-test
*Strategies for analyzing data to inform instruction
(Approximately 45 minutes)
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 .
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.
Goal Setting 21st Century SECRET Skills PeBL
The SECRET of my Success has students set an academic or behaviour goal and make a plan to achieve it.
This resource is created to support Grade 10 teachers in Sun West with the Pre and Post Reading Assessment that is done every two years. In additions to supporting the assessment process, there are best practices for using Before, During and After Reading Strategies in our ELA classrooms.
This resource is created to support Grade 7 teachers in Sun West with the Pre and Post Reading Assessment that is done every two years. In additions to supporting the assessment process, there are best practices for using Before, During and After Reading Strategies in our ELA classrooms.
Grade Alike Planning (GAP)A job embedded, structured planning framework that infuses key pieces to students educational experiences.
This resource was developed in Westcliffe School (Jennifer Loken with contributions from the rest of the staff) and is an excellent scope and sequence of the different writing expectations for each grade level.
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."