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Below are links to some upcoming information.  Please also refer to the side tabs for additional resources.  
If you have any questions please contact me @ chiodik@eastgreenwich.k12.nj.us

New Jersey school districts, charter schools and renaissance school projects are required by statute (N.J.S.A. 18A: 7C-6.6) to annually notify parents or guardians by October 1 of any statewide student assessment or commercially developed standardized assessment that will be administered over the course of the school year.  Please click here for more information. 

Reading Sites To Check Out:
Just Books Read Aloudbooks are read aloud for students to listen to and see pictures.
Storyline Onlinebooks are read aloud for students to listen to and see pictures.

Articles of Interest:

Websites for Assessment Overview:

Fountas and Pinnell (F&P) http://www.fountasandpinnell.com/                 AIMSweb http://www.aimsweb.com                       MAP: Parent Toolkit https://www.nwea.org/parent-toolkit/                           

PARCC- http://www.parcconline.org/                                                     Otis Lennon: https://goo.gl/HjiTlW                          NJASK Science: http://www.nj.gov/education/assessment/njask 

Should parents ever have a question regarding testing, please feel free to reach out to your child's teacher or counselor.        

Dear Parent/Guardian,

I wanted to provide you with some information on assessments your child will be taking this year.  These non-graded assessments are used to provide teachers with precise data, which enables them to plan for meaningful and effective instruction, tailored to every type of learner within their classroom. They also provide feedback to parents on their child’s performance relative to grade level standards. 

Aimsweb Test of Early Literacy Assessment: (B-3) September, January, May

This short assessment is used to monitor student acquisition of foundational academic skills.  The screener is given one-on-one to your child by your child’s teacher and measures the following components:  

Oral Reading Fluency (ORF) This is as assessment of oral reading fluency. It measures how fluently and accurately students can read passages written at their grade level.  During the benchmark assessments the students are given a passage and asked to read aloud for one minute. Students who can read accurately and fluently are better able to comprehend what they read.

Letter Word Sounds Fluency:  This test of early literacy skills assesses the child's ability to provide the sounds that letters make.  The student is presented with lowercase letters arranged in a random order. The student is asked to say the sounds of as many letters as they can in one minute

Phoneme Segmentation Fluency (PS):  This test of early literacy skills assesses the child's phonemic awareness skills.  Phonemic awareness is an important building block in a child's ability to learn how to read. During this assessment the student is asked to say all the sounds that he/she hears in the spoken word.  This assessment takes 1 minute.  

Nonsense Word Fluency (NFW):  This test of early literacy skills assesses the child's ability to use basic decoding skills to decode CVC nonsense words.  The ability to blend together the sounds represented by letters to make words is an important skill in learning to read. When this probe is administered, the students are shown a page of nonsense words like “tob” or “miv”.  The student is asked to read as many words as he/she can in 1 minute by saying the individual sound each letter makes in the word or the whole word itself. 

Fountas and Pinnell- ELA B/1- February, May 2/3- November, February, May

This one-one assessment provides teachers with valuable information for reading instruction..  As a part of this assessment, your child is asked to read a short text. While your student reads, the teacher makes notes of his or her accuracy and fluency.  The teacher is particularly interested in how he or she tackles unknown or difficult words and phrases. After reading, your student is prompted to talk about the text.  This helps the teacher gain insight into your student’s comprehension skills (how well he/she understands what was read).  

Thank you for your continued support and involvement in your child’s education.