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Comprehensive Literacy Plan


The use of assessments is critical to improve literacy outcomes in Washington. Effective assessments enable evidence-based decision making in the classroom, school, district and state. To be effective, assessments must be valid and reliable.

There are many types of assessments, each tailored to provide meaningful and timely information to improve child and student outcomes. It is important to assess students using multiple measures and multiple ways, both formal and informal.

Learn more about ASSESSMENT


A Comprehensive K-3 Reading Plan: Guidance for School Leaders
What you will find:

  • Detailed recommendations for implementation

Assessments to Guide Adolescent Literacy Instruction (Grades 4-12)
What you will find:

  • Key elements of a comprehensive assessment plan
  • Examples of assessments and assessment systems currently in use or under development

National Center for RTI Screening Tools
What you will find:

  • A chart to assist educators and families become informed consumers who can select screening tools that best meet their needs


Get it! Got it! Go!

  • Child development assessment tools for children birth to 8

Washington State: A Guide to Assessment in Early Childhood Infancy to Age Eight

  • For professionals responsible for developing comprehensive assessment plans


Washington State Diagnostic Assessment Guide (2009)

  • Defines different types of assessments
  • Guidance on selecting appropriate assessments for instruction

OSPI’s Reading Assessment Resources
Provides examples and applications that can be used in the classroom or at home to help students understand what is being asked of them on the assessment. These include:

  • Released and sample materials that include passages and questions
  • Elementary and Secondary Reading Assessment Templates which guide teachers into how to develop assessment stems
  • Vocabulary by grade level
  • Strand and Target document which summarizes the state standards assessed on the large-scale assessment

Formative Assessment Comparative Guide Consumer Report (2009)

  • Companion to the Diagnostic Assessment Guide
  • How to select and use diagnostic and formative assessments to support student learning

National Center for RTI Progress Monitoring Tools

  • How to select progress monitoring tools to meet your needs

Composition of a Comprehensive Assessment System

  • 2011 White Paper from Assessment Technology, Incorporated


The “Data Wise” Improvement Process
Harvard Graduate School of Education

  • 8-step approach to data interpretation that results in improvement

Implementing Data-informed Decision-making in Schools – Teacher Access, Supports and Use
USED Office of Planning, Evaluation and Policy Development

  • Analysis of district and school use of data systems to improve instruction

Data-based Instructional Decision-making
National Center for Student Progress Monitoring

  • For K-12 teachers
  • Implementing curriculum-based measurement (CBM), including interpreting reading data, using the database to inform instructional decision-making, and selecting research-validated interventions

Using Student Achievement Data to Support Instructional Decisionmaking - Institute of Education Sciences

  • For K-12 teachers and administrators
  • Provides guidance around implementation of data-informed decision-making
  • Using student achievement data to make instructional decisions


Bremerton School District1 (2010-11 Assessment Matrix – PDF) NEED LINK

  • Preschool to Grade 12
  • Shows state and federally mandated assessments alongside District assessments



   Updated 8/27/2013

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