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Role of the Administrator in the Implementation of Benchmark Assessment


Developed by Irene Fountas and Gay Su Pinnell
Based on their PD resource, Benchmark Assessment System 1, 3rd Edition: Grades K-2, Levels A-N
Recommended Grade Level: Grades K - 8th

Administrators play an important role in determining the success of school initiatives, including the implementation of the Fountas & Pinnell Benchmark Assessment System. In order to support the implementation process and the teachers using the materials, administrators must have solid understanding of the Benchmark Assessment system, the role of assessment in effective instruction, and how to support those using the assessment.

This seminar will provide an overview of the Benchmark Assessment system, including research, the importance of taking and analyzing reading records, and how to link assessment to instruction. It will suggest ways to facilitate implementation, and will provide specific checklists of things to look for in effective administration of the Benchmark Assessment system, and evidence of its application to classroom instruction.

Course goals:

  • Become familiar with the Benchmark Assessment system and ways to support teachers implementing the assessment.
  • Learn how to look for evidence of the link between assessment and effective classroom instruction.

For seminar pricing information, please call 800.541.2086, ext. 1402.


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