The comprehensive assessment system in Journeys provides the data needed to make informed instructional decisions.
Entry-level assessments include: Universal Screening and the Language Workshop Assessment Handbook, which measures the progress of English learners across proficiency levels.
Formative and Progress Monitoring assessments include: Benchmark Assessments, Unit Tests, and the Common Core Reading Practice and Assessment App. The Standards-Based Assessment Resource includes rigorous tasks and questions, complex text passages, and tech-enhanced item formats (online only) for valuable student practice. Intervention Assessments measure progress of students receiving intervention instruction. Performance Assessment provides performance tasks with guided instruction and practice.
The Weekly Tests, available at Grades 1-6, help teachers monitor and report student progress on key skills and vocabulary. To provide students with ongoing practice with rigorous assessment items, the online Standards-Based Weekly Tests in Journeys assess lesson-level mastery of standards with new passages and technology-enhanced items that mirror SBAC* and PARCC™*.
Also available for each Leveled Reader, record students’ key reading behaviors and understanding.
The passages in Cold Reads increase gradually in Lexile® measures throughout the year, from below grade level to above grade level. Each passage is accompanied by selected-response questions and constructed-response prompts, requiring students to read closely, answer questions at substantial depth of knowledge levels, and cite text evidence. Perfect for practice in reading increasingly complex texts, Cold Reads support fluent reading and assessing students' progress.
The Continuum Assessments™ Benchmark System provides valid and reliable measures of student growth over time. Tech-enhanced item formats reflect and measure 21st century skills and concepts and the item difficulty adapts to each students’ need.
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Continuum Assessments™ is a trademark of Houghton Mifflin Harcourt. PARCC™ is a trademark of PARCC, Inc.