This professional learning opportunity provides an overview of the Benchmark Assessment System K-8. A benchmark is a standard against which to measure something. In this assessment, the standard is set by the Benchmark Assessment books the student reads aloud and talks about during an assessment conference. Participants in this session will learn how to administer, score, analyze and interpret results from the BAS. Participants will also explore how to use the data from the BAS along with The Fountas & Pinnell Literacy Continuum to inform instruction during whole class, small group and individual teaching opportunities.
- Become familiar with the administration, scoring and analysis of the Benchmark Assessment System.
- Explore how to use assessment data to inform instruction during whole class, small group and individual teaching opportunities.
- Explore ways to use assessment results to group students and monitor student progress for change over time.