You will discover how to successfully deliver all parts of the Fountas & Pinnell Reading Level Testing System, how to score and analyze it to drive your instruction.
Are you ready to learn the following?
Goal 1: Overview of the Benchmark Assessment System - Purpose of the Assessment - What are the System Components - What's Included in the Online Resources - What Is and How to Use the F&P Text Level Gradient
Goal 2: Assessment Procedures - Preparation - Administering the Benchmark Assessment - Scoring, Analyzing, and Interpreting Reading Records - Understanding what the self-correction and reading rate means for each student - How to use the symbols for meaning, structure, and visual correctly on the reading form - Understanding how the Guide for Observing & Noting Reading Behaviors Work - Optional Assessments - How to Use the Calculator
Goal 3: Putting It Into Practice - Coding Oral Reading Practice (Accurate Reading, Substitutions, Repetitions, Self-Corrections, Omissions and Insertions, Appeal & Told) - Scoring & Analyzing Oral Reading Behaviors Practice - Scoring Fluency Practice - Scoring Comprehension Practice - Scoring Writing Practice
Goal 4: Finding Easy, Instructional, and Hard Texts - Understanding the difference between easy, instructional and hard texts - How to determine the highest instructional level for each student - Your next steps after all your students' instructional level has been found
Goal 5: Systems for Organizing Your Benchmark Assessments - How to prepare, organize and have all the materials you need when your school doesn't have a lot of Benchmark Assessment kits - Where to keep all the reading forms in one place for all students to show growth over time - How to setup a reading assessment area for YOU so that you have everything you'll need to deliver a Benchmark Assessment
Goal 6: Finding Time to Conduct Benchmark Assessments in Your School Day - How to do reading level testing and still able to do all parts of workshop - How to find time outside of reading & writing workshop to do benchmark assessments - How to create a schedule for testing that maximizes your time so that you can test more students in one day