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The aimswebPlus math assessments are sold by Pearson. Each of the standards-aligned test's subtests can be administered in under four minutes. The assessment can be used for progress monitoring and as a universal screening tool.

Category: Academic Knowledge and Skills

Sub-Category: Math

Grades: 5th Grade, 6th Grade, 7th Grade, 8th Grade

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The aimswebPlus is the newest version of aimsweb assessments for students in grades PreK-12. Each of the standards-aligned reading test's subtests can be administered in under four minutes. The assessment can be used for progress monitoring and as a universal screening tool for dyslexia and behavior. aimswebPlus is available in both English and Spanish.

Category: Academic Knowledge and Skills

Sub-Category: English Language Arts

Grades: Kindergarten, 1st Grade, 2nd Grade, 3rd Grade, 4th Grade, 5th Grade, 6th Grade, 7th Grade, 8th Grade, 9th Grade, 10th Grade, 11th Grade, 12th Grade

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aReading, or Adaptive Reading, is an assessment that measures the reading skills of students grades K-12. The test can be used to screen and identify students at risk for academic delays, but is not meant for progress monitoring. aReading is a computer adaptive and contains both multiple-choice and open response questions.

Category: Academic Knowledge and Skills

Sub-Category: English Language Arts

Grades: Kindergarten, 1st Grade, 2nd Grade, 3rd Grade, 4th Grade, 5th Grade, 6th Grade, 7th Grade, 8th Grade, 9th Grade, 10th Grade, 11th Grade, 12th Grade

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Assessing Teacher Learning About Science Teaching (ATLAST) teacher assessments designed to measure teacher knowledge in a specific content area. Assessments exist in the following content areas: Flow of Matter and Energy in Living Systems; Force and Motion; and Plate Tectonics. All questions are set in instructional contexts, with some items requiring teachers to analyze student thinking or to choose among instructional responses to student thinking. The measure has been used as a pre- and post-test to assess the effects of professional development programs. There are also corresponding student written assessments.

Category: Schooling

Sub-Category: Teaching

Grades: Kindergarten, 1st Grade, 2nd Grade, 3rd Grade, 4th Grade, 5th Grade, 6th Grade, 7th Grade, 8th Grade

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The Basic Empathy Scale (BES) was based specifically on the definition of empathy put forth by Cohen and Strayer (1996) ‘‘as the understanding and sharing in another’s emotional state or context’’. Items within the Basic Empathy Scale were created based on the conceptualization of affective and cognitive empathy. Items for the BES were also based on four of the five ‘basic emotions’ (fear, sadness, anger, happiness). Each scale item asks participants to respond on a Likert scale from 1 representing ‘strongly disagree’ to 5 representing ‘strongly agree’, depending on the degree to which the item described them.

Category: Beyond Academic Capabilities

Sub-Category: Attitudes & Dispositions

Grades: 4th Grade, 5th Grade, 6th Grade, 7th Grade, 8th Grade, 9th Grade, 10th Grade, 11th Grade, 12th Grade, Post secondary

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Five inventories each contain 20 questions about thoughts, feelings, and behaviors associated with emotional and social impairment in youth. Children and adolescents describe how frequently the statement has been true for them during the past two weeks, including today.

Depression Inventory: In line with the depression criteria of the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Health Disorders Fourth Edition (DSM-IV), this inventory allows for early identification of symptoms of depression. It includes items related to a child's or adolescent’s negative thoughts about self, life and the future, feelings of sadness and guilt, and sleep disturbance.

Anxiety Inventory: Reflects children's and adolescents’ specific worries about school performance, the future, negative reactions of others, fears including loss of control, and physiological symptoms associated with anxiety.

Anger Inventory: Evaluates a child's or adolescent’s thoughts of being treated unfairly by others, feelings of anger and hatred.

Disruptive Behavior Inventory: Identifies thoughts and behaviors associated with conduct disorder and oppositional-defiant behavior.

Self-Concept Inventory: Taps cognitions of competence, potency, and positive self-worth.

Category: Beyond Academic Capabilities

Sub-Category: Individual Capabilities, Relational Capabilities

Grades: 2nd Grade, 3rd Grade, 4th Grade, 5th Grade, 6th Grade, 7th Grade, 8th Grade, 9th Grade, 10th Grade, 11th Grade, 12th Grade, Post secondary

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Designed for use in schools, mental health clinics, juvenile justice settings, and child welfare agencies, the Behavioral and Emotional Rating Scale- Second Edition (BERS-2) helps to measure the personal strengths and competencies of children ages 5 through 18. The BERS-2 is a multi-modal assessment system that measures the child's behavior from three perspectives: the child (Youth Rating Scale), parent (Parent Rating Scale), and teacher or other professional (Teacher Rating Scale). The BERS-2 measures several aspects of a child's strength: interpersonal strength, involvement with family, intrapersonal strength, school functioning, affective strength, and career strength.

Category: Beyond Academic Capabilities

Sub-Category: Relational Capabilities

Grades: Kindergarten, 1st Grade, 2nd Grade, 3rd Grade, 4th Grade, 5th Grade, 6th Grade, 7th Grade, 8th Grade, 9th Grade, 10th Grade, 11th Grade, 12th Grade

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The BRIGANCE Comprehensive Inventory of Basic Skills II is a comprehensive assessment for students with special needs in grades K-9 and contains over 400 tests for reading/ELA and mathematics. The assessment is aligned with state and national standards and can be used for monitoring progress, providing ongoing assessment, and writing IEPs. The CIBS offers both criterion-referenced and norm-referenced measures.

Category: Academic Knowledge and Skills

Sub-Category: English Language Arts

Grades: Kindergarten, 1st Grade, 2nd Grade, 3rd Grade, 4th Grade, 5th Grade, 6th Grade, 7th Grade, 8th Grade, 9th Grade

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The Children's Empathic Attitudes Questionnaire (CEAQ) is a self-report measure of empathic attitudes (modifiable knowledge structures that influence behavioural choice) towards peers, teachers, other children, animals, or other people.

Category: Beyond Academic Capabilities

Sub-Category: Attitudes & Dispositions

Grades: 5th Grade, 6th Grade, 7th Grade

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The Classroom Assessment Scoring System™ (CLASS™) is an observational instrument developed to assess instructional quality in PK-12 classrooms. It is a tool for analyzing the quality of teacher-student interactions in the classroom by capturing multiple dimensions of teaching that are linked to student achievement and development. It produces qualitative ratings of teacher performance on a scale from 1-7 across three broad domains: emotional support, classroom organization, and instructional support.

Category: Schooling

Sub-Category: Teaching

Grades: Pre-Kindergarten, Kindergarten, 1st Grade, 2nd Grade, 3rd Grade, 4th Grade, 5th Grade, 6th Grade, 7th Grade, 8th Grade, 9th Grade, 10th Grade, 11th Grade, 12th Grade

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The CogAT is an asssessment for students in grades K-12 that was co-developed with the Iowa Assessments. There are three batteries: verbal, quantitative, and non-verbal. The CogAT can be used to differentiate instruction and identify strengths and weaknesses. Each test takes 15 minutes or less to administer, and can be offered in English and Spanish.

Category: Academic Knowledge and Skills

Sub-Category: English Language Arts

Grades: Kindergarten, 1st Grade, 2nd Grade, 3rd Grade, 4th Grade, 5th Grade, 6th Grade, 7th Grade, 8th Grade, 9th Grade, 10th Grade, 11th Grade, 12th Grade

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The Comprehensive Test of Phonological Processing Second Edition (CTOPP-2) is an assessment that focuses on measuring the phonological processing abilities of students grades PreK-12. The CTOPP-2 contains several composites: phonological awareness, phonological memory, rapid symbolic naming, rapid non-symbolic naming, and alternate phonological awareness.

Category: Academic Knowledge and Skills

Sub-Category: English Language Arts

Grades: Pre-Kindergarten, Kindergarten, 1st Grade, 2nd Grade, 3rd Grade, 4th Grade, 5th Grade, 6th Grade, 7th Grade, 8th Grade, 9th Grade, 10th Grade, 11th Grade, 12th Grade

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The CCTT Level X is designed to assess students’ reasoning ability. The assessment is comprised of 71 multiple-choice, dichotomously scored items that span five subscales: Induction (items 3–25, 48, 50), Deduction (items 52–65, 67–76), Observation (items 27–50), Credibility (items 27–50), and Assumptions (items 67–76). Total administration time is approximately 50 min

Category: Beyond Academic Capabilities

Sub-Category: Individual Capabilities

Grades: 4th Grade, 5th Grade, 6th Grade, 7th Grade, 8th Grade, 9th Grade, 10th Grade, 11th Grade, 12th Grade, Post secondary

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Diagnostic Mathematics Assessments for Elementary School Teachers are written tests that measure mathematics knowledge in four content domains (Whole Number/Computation, Rational Number/Computation, Geometry/Measurement, Probability/Statistics/Algebra) and across four types of knowledge (Memorized Knowledge; Conceptual Understanding; Problem Solving/ Reasoning; and Pedagogical Content Knowledge). Researchers, professional development providers, and course instructors can administer the assessments as pre- and post-tests before and after workshops, institutes, or courses to determine growth in teachers' content knowledge. Multiple parallel versions of each assessment are available.

Category: Schooling

Sub-Category: Teaching

Grades: Kindergarten, 1st Grade, 2nd Grade, 3rd Grade, 4th Grade, 5th Grade

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The Dynamic Indicators of Basic Early Literacy Skills (DIBELS) 8th Edition is an assessment that can be used for benchmark screening and monitoring growth of students in grades K-8. The early literacy development tool is a valid dyslexia screener as well. DIBELS is aligned with the Common Core State Standards in Reading and is also a valid dyslexia screener. Starting in 2020-2021, DIBELS 8th Edition will replace DIBELS Next and DIBELS 6th Edition.

Category: Academic Knowledge and Skills

Sub-Category: English Language Arts

Grades: Kindergarten, 1st Grade, 2nd Grade, 3rd Grade, 4th Grade, 5th Grade, 6th Grade, 7th Grade, 8th Grade

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The Developmental Reading Assessment Second Edition, PLUS (DRA2+) is a system that measures students' reading performance. The tool can be used by educators to identify each student's instructional needs and to inform practices. The DRA2 Benchmark Assessment consists of four steps: reading engagement, reading conference, reading comprehension, and teacher anlysis. The assessment is available in both English and Spanish (Evaluación del desarrollo de la lectura is the bilingual version modeled off of DRA2).

Category: Academic Knowledge and Skills

Sub-Category: English Language Arts

Grades: Kindergarten, 1st Grade, 2nd Grade, 3rd Grade, 4th Grade, 5th Grade, 6th Grade, 7th Grade, 8th Grade

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The Early Childhood Longitudinal Study, Kindergarten Class of 1998-99 (ECLS-K) includes a set of cognitive assessments designed to measure conceptual knowledge, procedural knowledge, and problem solving within specific content strands across a full set of grade-level assessments. Made to focus on children's early school experiences by following children from grades K-8, the assessment data and longitudinal nature of the test enabled researchers to study how a wide range of factors are associated with school performance and progression.

Category: Academic Knowledge and Skills

Sub-Category: Math

Grades: 5th Grade, 8th Grade

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The Early Childhood Longitudinal Study, Kindergarten Class of 2010-11 (ECLS-K:11) includes a set of cognitive assessments designed to measure conceptual knowledge, procedural knowledge, and problem solving within specific content strands across a full set of grade-level assessments. Made to focus on children's early school experiences by following children from grades K-5, the assessment data and longitudinal nature of the test enabled researchers to study how a wide range of factors are associated with school performance and progression. Content covered in third, fourth, and fifth grades was determined by comparing the state or national standards from Texas, Virginia, NAEP, and the National Council of Teachers of Mathematics. The target content percentages for third, fourth, and fifth grades are based on the fourth-grade recommendations in the 2011 NAEP frameworks.

Category: Academic Knowledge and Skills

Sub-Category: Math

Grades: 5th Grade

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easyCBM Reading is an assessment for students grades K-6 that can be used for universal screening and progress monitoring. The assessment contains eight curriculum-based measures and is consistent with a Response to Intervention (RTI) model. easyCBM Reading is designed to be administered three times per year to assess early literacy development and progress.

Category: Academic Knowledge and Skills

Sub-Category: English Language Arts

Grades: Kindergarten, 1st Grade, 2nd Grade, 3rd Grade, 4th Grade, 5th Grade, 6th Grade

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The Expressive Vocabulary Test Second Edition (EVT-2) is an assessment that measures expressive vocabulary and word retrieval for Standard American English. The test is created to align with the Peabody Picture Vocabulary Test Fourth Edition (PPVT-4). The EVT-2 can be used for monitoring progress and providing interventions. It offers two test forms with different items so that students do not become accustomed to the test.

Category: Academic Knowledge and Skills

Sub-Category: English Language Arts

Grades: Pre-Kindergarten, Kindergarten, 1st Grade, 2nd Grade, 3rd Grade, 4th Grade, 5th Grade, 6th Grade, 7th Grade, 8th Grade, 9th Grade, 10th Grade, 11th Grade, 12th Grade, Post secondary

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CBMreading (Curriculum-Based Measurement for Reading) is an assessment that can be used for screening and monitoring the progress of students in grades 1-12. CBMreading is an index of word reading efficiency, and can be administered in one minute per assessment. The test can be used up to five times per year to screen students and is available in both English and Spanish.

Category: Academic Knowledge and Skills

Sub-Category: English Language Arts

Grades: Kindergarten, 1st Grade, 2nd Grade, 3rd Grade, 4th Grade, 5th Grade, 6th Grade, 7th Grade, 8th Grade, 9th Grade, 10th Grade, 11th Grade, 12th Grade

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Framework for Teaching is a classroom observation instrument that can be used for measuring and evaluating the instructional quality of all teachers (from pre-service to experienced) across grades K-12. The measure can be flexibly used by classroom teachers for professional learning, school leaders for evaluation, researchers for measurement, and system leaders as a common language for organizing the profession.

Category: Schooling

Sub-Category: Teaching

Grades: Kindergarten, 1st Grade, 2nd Grade, 3rd Grade, 4th Grade, 5th Grade, 6th Grade, 7th Grade, 8th Grade, 9th Grade, 10th Grade, 11th Grade, 12th Grade

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The Frequency of Mathematics Instructional Practices Survey is a 14-item survey of self-reported instructional practices. The survey can be used by teachers, administrators, teacher educators, policymakers and researchers in order to assess the extent to which teachers' practices are social-constructivist or transmission-based.

Category: Schooling

Sub-Category: Teaching

Grades: Kindergarten, 1st Grade, 2nd Grade, 3rd Grade, 4th Grade, 5th Grade, 6th Grade, 7th Grade, 8th Grade, 9th Grade, 10th Grade, 11th Grade, 12th Grade

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The GRADE (Group Reading Assessment and Diagnostic Evaluation) is a reading assessment for students from grade PreK to adult. For grades PreK-3, the diagnostic test measures reading skills that are consistent with the National Reading Panel and Reading First. The GRADE can be used with an RTI program to identify strengths and weaknesses and to track student growth.

Category: Academic Knowledge and Skills

Sub-Category: English Language Arts

Grades: Pre-Kindergarten, Kindergarten, 1st Grade, 2nd Grade, 3rd Grade, 4th Grade, 5th Grade, 6th Grade, 7th Grade, 8th Grade, 9th Grade, 10th Grade, 11th Grade, 12th Grade, Post secondary

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The Grit Scale measures the extent to which individuals are able to maintain focus and interest, and persevere in obtaining long-term goals.

Category: Beyond Academic Capabilities

Sub-Category: Individual Capabilities

Grades: 5th Grade, 6th Grade, 7th Grade, 8th Grade, 9th Grade, 10th Grade, 11th Grade, 12th Grade

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The GMADE (Group Mathematics Assessment and Diagnostic Evaluation) is a diagnostic mathematics test sold by Pearson that measures individual student skills in the main areas of math. The assesmsent aligns with standards by the National Council of Teachers of Mathematics (NCTM) and can be used for growth monitoring, strengths and areas for improvement identification, and student placement.

Category: Academic Knowledge and Skills

Sub-Category: Math

Grades: 5th Grade, 6th Grade, 7th Grade, 8th Grade

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The HMH Math Inventory is an assessment that can be used for universal screening and growth monitoring. The adaptive, computer-based test can be taken three to five times per year. The HMH Math Inventory was developed with guidance from the National Math Panel, the National Council of Teachers of Mathematics, and was developed to align with the Common Core State Standards.

Category: Academic Knowledge and Skills

Sub-Category: Math

Grades: 5th Grade, 6th Grade, 7th Grade, 8th Grade

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i-Ready is a system that provides assessments to identify strengths and weaknesses of students in grades K-8. i-Ready offers a Diagnostic test that adapts to student responses and measures skills that fall below and above the student's grade level. The Standards Mastery test assesses grade level standards and helps educators measure and monitor growth for each student.

Category: Academic Knowledge and Skills

Sub-Category: English Language Arts

Grades: Kindergarten, 1st Grade, 2nd Grade, 3rd Grade, 4th Grade, 5th Grade, 6th Grade, 7th Grade, 8th Grade

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i-Ready, sold by Curriculum Associates, offers a diagnostic test that adapts to student responses and measures skills that fall below and above the student's grade level and the standards mastery test, which assesses grade level standards and can help educators measure and monitor growth for each student.

Category: Academic Knowledge and Skills

Sub-Category: Math

Grades: 5th Grade, 6th Grade, 7th Grade, 8th Grade

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Social psychologist Arthur Aron and colleagues (1992) developed the single-item Inclusion of Other in the Self (IOS) scale to measure how close the respondent feels with another person or group. The IOS has been given to respondents as young as five years old (Cameron, 2006), as well as to teens and adults. It has also been used with respondents living on a low income and previously incarcerated respondents (Folk et al., 2016; Mashek, Cannaday, & Tangney, 2007). Respondents see seven pairs of circles that range from just touching to almost completely overlapping. One circle in each pair is labeled “self,” and the second circle is labeled “other.” Respondents choose one of the seven pairs to answer the question, “Which picture best describes your relationship with [this person/group]?” Researchers indicate what person or group the “other” circle stands for (e.g., “your romantic partner,” “your parents,” “your community,” etc.). 1 = no overlap; 2 = little overlap; 3 = some overlap; 4 = equal overlap; 5 = strong overlap; 6 = very strong overlap; 7 = most overlap.

Category: Beyond Academic Capabilities

Sub-Category: Relational Capabilities

Grades: 1st Grade, 2nd Grade, 3rd Grade, 4th Grade, 5th Grade, 6th Grade, 7th Grade, 8th Grade, 9th Grade, 10th Grade, 11th Grade, 12th Grade, Post secondary

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The Instructional Quality Assessment (IQA) is a classroom observation instrument that rates the nature and quality of classroom instruction by considering students’ opportunities to engage in cognitively demanding mathematical work and discussions. The IQA uses the following elements to assess instruction: potential of the task, task implementation, rigor of the discussion, teacher’s questions, and accountable talk.

Category: Schooling

Sub-Category: Teaching

Grades: Kindergarten, 1st Grade, 2nd Grade, 3rd Grade, 4th Grade, 5th Grade, 6th Grade, 7th Grade, 8th Grade, 9th Grade, 10th Grade, 11th Grade, 12th Grade

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The Interpersonal Reactivity Index (IRI) consists of 28 items and measures 4 dimensions of empathy: perspective taking, fantasy, empathic concern, and personal distress. Each dimension is composed of 7 items. All of the items are scored on a 5-point summative rating scale ranging from 1 does not describe be well to 5 describes me very well.

Category: Beyond Academic Capabilities

Sub-Category: Attitudes & Dispositions

Grades: 2nd Grade, 3rd Grade, 4th Grade, 5th Grade, 6th Grade, 7th Grade, 8th Grade, 9th Grade, 10th Grade, 11th Grade, 12th Grade, Post secondary

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The Iowa Assessments replaced the Iowa Tests of Basic Skills (ITBS) and Iowa Test of Educational Development (ITED) in 2011-2012 to align with the Iowa Common Core Standards. The assessment can be administered to students in grades K-12 and can be used for monitoring progress and identifying students who may need intervention. The Iowa Assessments measure students' abilities in reading, language, mathematics, social studies, and science. The test is consistent with Response to Intervention (RTI) programs and is often used with the Cognitive Abilities Test (CogAT).

Category: Academic Knowledge and Skills

Sub-Category: English Language Arts

Grades: Kindergarten, 1st Grade, 2nd Grade, 3rd Grade, 4th Grade, 5th Grade, 6th Grade, 7th Grade, 8th Grade, 9th Grade, 10th Grade, 11th Grade, 12th Grade

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Iowa Assessments, Forms E and F from Iowa Testing Programs at the University of Iowa measure student achievement and growth as defined by the Iowa Core. The tests are sold outside of Iowa by Riverside Insights.

Category: Academic Knowledge and Skills

Sub-Category: Math

Grades: 5th Grade, 6th Grade, 7th Grade, 8th Grade

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The KTEA-3 is an individually adminstered battery sold by Pearson. Within the battery is an assessment developed to be aligned with the National Council of Teachers of Mathematics standards and also mapped to the Common Core State Standards.

Category: Academic Knowledge and Skills

Sub-Category: Math

Grades: 5th Grade, 6th Grade, 7th Grade, 8th Grade

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Making Sense of Science (Electric Circuits Assessment) is a written test that measures teachers' pedagogical content knowledge regarding electric circuits. Test items are aligned to the National Science Education Standards Benchmarks, the Full Option Science System curriculum, and the Science and Technology Concepts curriculum. Items reflect the format and content of the Trends in International Mathematics and Science Study (TIMSS) and National Assessment of Education Progress (NAEP) assessments. The measure has been used as a pre- and post-test to assess the effects of professional development programs. There is also a student written assessment with 15 linked items.

Category: Schooling

Sub-Category: Teaching

Grades: 5th Grade

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The Mathematical Knowledge for Teaching (MKT) instrument measures the specialized knowledge of K-8 teachers of mathematics use in teaching. These measures include items that reflect the real mathematics tasks teachers face in classrooms, such as assessing student work, representing numbers and operations, and explaining common mathematical rules or procedures. Assessments composed of these problems can be used to measure the effectiveness of mathematics-focused professional development.

Category: Schooling

Sub-Category: Teaching

Grades: Kindergarten, 1st Grade, 2nd Grade, 3rd Grade, 4th Grade, 5th Grade, 6th Grade, 7th Grade, 8th Grade

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The Mathematics Teaching Efficacy Belief Instrument (MTEBI) is a domain-specific modification of the Science Teaching Efficacy Belief Instrument (STEBI). The MTEBI measures pre-service teacher's beliefs regarding mathematical instruction, students' ability to learn mathematics and teacher's sense of efficacy in teaching mathematics.

Category: Schooling

Sub-Category: Teaching

Grades: Kindergarten, 1st Grade, 2nd Grade, 3rd Grade, 4th Grade, 5th Grade, 6th Grade, 7th Grade, 8th Grade, 9th Grade, 10th Grade, 11th Grade, 12th Grade

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The MACS is a short, reliable and valid scale to measure adolescent coping, thus enabling clinicians, researchers and educators to improve their practice when conducting research and guiding adolescents in developing effective coping methods.

Category: Beyond Academic Capabilities

Sub-Category: Individual Capabilities

Grades: 5th Grade, 6th Grade, 7th Grade, 8th Grade, 9th Grade, 10th Grade, 11th Grade, 12th Grade

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MAP Growth is a comprehensive assessment that focuses on tracking the growth of students in grades K-12 through the school year. Though the test is untimed, each subject takes approximately 45 minutes to complete. The computer adaptive assessment is aligned with the Common Core State Standards and Next Generation Science Standards. MAP GROWTH is part of the MAP Suite, which also contains MAP Skills.

Category: Academic Knowledge and Skills

Sub-Category: English Language Arts

Grades: Kindergarten, 1st Grade, 2nd Grade, 3rd Grade, 4th Grade, 5th Grade, 6th Grade, 7th Grade, 8th Grade, 9th Grade, 10th Grade, 11th Grade, 12th Grade

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The National Survey of Science and Mathematics Education (NSSME) is a periodically administered national survey that collects information from teachers and administrators about STEM offerings in schools. The teacher surveys cover a broad range of topics, including demographic information, experience, pedagogical approaches, professional development, curriculum use, and collaboration. The survey also collects information about teachers' perceptions of how schools are encouraging and supporting student participation in STEM.

Category: Schooling

Sub-Category: Teaching

Grades: Kindergarten, 1st Grade, 2nd Grade, 3rd Grade, 4th Grade, 5th Grade, 6th Grade, 7th Grade, 8th Grade, 9th Grade, 10th Grade, 11th Grade, 12th Grade

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The Northwest Evaluation Association (NWEA) MAP Growth assessment is an adaptive benchmark assessment in general mathematics, algebra, and geometry. The interim test can be administered three times a year to plan instruction and group students based on their specific needs. The tests are avalible in English and Spanish. Although item pools are aligned to individual state blueprints, they overlap to a very high degree because state content standards are highly similar.

Category: Academic Knowledge and Skills

Sub-Category: Math

Grades: 5th Grade, 6th Grade, 7th Grade, 8th Grade

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The Peabody Picture Vocabulary Test Fourth Edition (PPVT-4) is an assessment that measures receptive vocabulary for Standard American English. The assessment, in combination with the Expressive Vocabulary Test Second Edition (EVT-2), allows educators to test both receptive and expressive vocabulary. PPVT-4 offers two forms of the assesment so that students do not become accustomed to the test. PPVT-4 can be used as a diagnostic, universal screening, and progress monitoring tool.

Category: Academic Knowledge and Skills

Sub-Category: English Language Arts

Grades: Pre-Kindergarten, Kindergarten, 1st Grade, 2nd Grade, 3rd Grade, 4th Grade, 5th Grade, 6th Grade, 7th Grade, 8th Grade, 9th Grade, 10th Grade, 11th Grade, 12th Grade, Post secondary

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The Protocol for Language Arts Teaching Observations (PLATO) is a classroom observation protocol designed to evaluate thirteen elements of English Language Arts (ELA) instruction. It was originally developed for a study of the relationship between teachers' classroom practices and their impact on student achievement. It is currently being used as a professional development tool to support teachers' use of rigorous, research-based teaching practices. PLATO is designed to work across a variety of curricula and instructional approaches.

Category: Schooling

Sub-Category: Teaching

Grades: 3rd Grade, 4th Grade, 5th Grade, 6th Grade, 7th Grade, 8th Grade, 9th Grade

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ReadReady is a web-administered diagnostic reading assessment for students in grades 3–12. ReadReady measures foundational reading skills including word recognition & decoding, vocabulary, morphology, sentence processing, reading efficiency, and reading comprehension. Each subtest provides unique information about students’ strengths and weaknesses in these skill areas. The assessment has multiple forms and is vertically scaled, allowing it to be used for progress monitoring, measuring student growth, or detecting changes in reading as a result of intervention. The assessment was formerly called the RISE (Reading Inventory and Scholastic Evaluation) and was developed from IES grants (R305G040065, R305F100005, and R305A190522)

Category: Academic Knowledge and Skills

Sub-Category: English Language Arts

Grades: 3rd Grade, 4th Grade, 5th Grade, 6th Grade, 7th Grade, 8th Grade, 9th Grade, 10th Grade, 11th Grade, 12th Grade, Post secondary

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The Reformed Teaching Observation Protocol (RTOP) is an observational instrument that can be used to assess the degree to which mathematics or science instruction in grades K-12 is “reformed”. Trained observers rate teachers' instruction across three domains: Lesson Design and Implementation; Content; Classroom Culture. Possible scores range from 0 to 100 points, with higher scores reflecting a greater degree of use of reform-based instructional practices.

Category: Schooling

Sub-Category: Teaching

Grades: Kindergarten, 1st Grade, 2nd Grade, 3rd Grade, 4th Grade, 5th Grade, 6th Grade, 7th Grade, 8th Grade, 9th Grade, 10th Grade, 11th Grade, 12th Grade, Post secondary

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Renaissance Star 360 includes the STAR Early Literacy Enterprise for early literacy sklls and the STAR Reading Enterprise for grades K-12. This progress-monitoring and screening assessment helps teachers and educators measure student performance on state standards within a short amount of time. STAR Reading offers assessments in both English and Spanish. STAR tests are computer adaptive.

Category: Academic Knowledge and Skills

Sub-Category: English Language Arts

Grades: Pre-Kindergarten, Kindergarten, 1st Grade, 2nd Grade, 3rd Grade, 4th Grade, 5th Grade, 6th Grade, 7th Grade, 8th Grade, 9th Grade, 10th Grade, 11th Grade, 12th Grade

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The Science Discourse Instrument (SDI) is an observation tool and rubric used to evaluate the quality of discusions in science classrooms. There are six categories for observation in the SDI, which are considered essential to strong discourse in science classrooms, three of the categories focus on teachers and three focus on students. The categories for teachers are: asking open ended questions; pressing for explanation; and linking discussions. The categories for students are: explaination of ideas; co-constructing ideas with peers; and critiquing the reasoning of others.

Category: Schooling

Sub-Category: Teaching

Grades: Kindergarten, 1st Grade, 2nd Grade, 3rd Grade, 4th Grade, 5th Grade, 6th Grade, 7th Grade, 8th Grade, 9th Grade, 10th Grade, 11th Grade, 12th Grade

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The Science Teaching Efficacy Belief Instrument (STEBI) can be used to measure science teacher's self-efficacy and outcome expectancy across all levels of teaching. The STEBI-A is the version recommended for use with in-service teachers; the STEBI-B is the version recommended for use with pre-service teachers.

Category: Schooling

Sub-Category: Teaching

Grades: Kindergarten, 1st Grade, 2nd Grade, 3rd Grade, 4th Grade, 5th Grade, 6th Grade, 7th Grade, 8th Grade, 9th Grade, 10th Grade, 11th Grade, 12th Grade

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The Stanford 10 Achievement Test, sold by Pearson, is developed to align with IRA/NCTE standards, state standards, and the National Assessment of Education Progress (NAEP). The standardized assessment can help monitor students' progress and also identify strengths and areas in need of support for placement and instructional planning. The test is sold only to accredited schools and districts. Aprenda-3 is the Spanish assessment modeled off of the Stanford 10 that allows educators to test Spanish-speaking students in their native language.

Category: Academic Knowledge and Skills

Sub-Category: Math

Grades: 5th Grade, 6th Grade, 7th Grade, 8th Grade

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