22. The why and how of important beginning of the year data collection

It’s time to teach!  Where do you even start? If you have a good curriculum and a strong grade level or department team, the support to help you plan will be embedded in your school.  But that doesn’t replace the need to learn more about where your students are and what they know before instruction begins.  We call this screening assessment and we are diving into this important topic today.

There are many resources you could pull from, but you may want to start here.

Try Acadience Learning (my recommendation) for screening measures:  https://acadiencelearning.org/

Dynamic Indicators of Basic Early Literacy Skills (DIBELS) https://dibels.uoregon.edu/materials 

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