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Posted by Therese Pickett on Oct 2, 2019
The beginning of a new school year brings about much excitement—new students, new teaching assignments, and new initiatives. Who does not love a clean slate to work with in the fall? But it can also be a time when educators and students feel some worry and pressure due to mandated high-stakes assessments.
Preparations for the Benchmark 1 window are well underway across the country. You might be asking yourself, “How can I best prepare my students for these assessments and keep the stress to a minimum?” Well, we have gathered some tried-and-true strategies that can be easily incorporated into any school setting.
As long as benchmark assessments are mandated during the school year, a certain amount of pressure is going to be felt by educators and students alike. The ideas listed here are a few, but when utilized, can help everyone be more confident and focused during testing. When students are confident and focused, they succeed more.
Did you hear we have expanded our partnership with Acadience Learning? We have the assessment tools you need to help analyze your data, determine which students are experiencing difficulty in reading and math, and plan the appropriate next steps for instruction. Developed by the original authors of DIBELS® Next, Dr. Roland Good and Dr. Ruth Kaminski, these are the same assessment tools you know and trust, featuring quick, reliable, and valid measures for all students.
Visit the Acadience Reading K–6 page for more information about Acadience K–6 Reading assessments.
Therese Pickett has served as an implementation specialist for Voyager Sopris Learning® for the past 13 years. During this time, she has enjoyed training, supporting, and collaborating with districts across the country to help students achieve their full academic potential. Before joining Voyager Sopris Learning, Therese taught junior and senior high school ELA and history in general education and special education classrooms. She lives in the Blue Water area of southeast Michigan with her husband and two children.
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