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The latest and most frequently accessed Heinemann books and articles on reading assessment, writing assessment, math assessment, and teacher evaluation.

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blog post Blog: Tips on Managing, Teaching, and Discussing Student Progress

Reading and writing assessments give you the tools you need to learn about your students' strengths and next steps. Here are four ideas to consider for managing and making the most of reading and writing assessments.

blog post Blog: 5 Tips to Reduce Any Pre-Conference Anxiety

If being observed is giving you anxiety, here are five tips to focus your pre-conference, pre-observed lesson energies

resource postFountas & Pinnell Benchmark Assessment Systems

Accurate and reliable tools to identify the instructional and independent reading levels of all students and document student progress through one-on-one formative and summative assessments.

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blog postWho Can Benefit from The Literacy Continuum?

The Fountas & Pinnell Literacy™ Continuum is an indispensable resource for every educator responsible for nurturing the literate life of students.

blog post Blog: When It Comes to Assessing Readers, It's All About the Books!

We can all agree that in the life of a reader, the right book at the right time makes all the difference. But how do we know which book? What time is the right time?

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resource postWriting Pathways for Grades K–8

Lucy Calkins' groundbreaking performance assessments offer instructional tools to support continuous assessment, timely feedback, and clear goals tied to learning progressions that have been aligned with world-class standards.

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video post How can teachers and administrators know how writing workshop is going?

In this video Mary Ehrenworth, Deputy Director of the TCRWP and coauthor of the Units of Study, discusses how teachers and administrators can assess the level of student writing through informal and informal ways.

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book post Read the Sample Chapter for Maja Wilson's new book Reimagining Writing Assessment

Maja Wilson offers teachers a new way of looking at writing assessment that takes a more authentic approach than scales and rubrics.

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