Overview: The GRADE™ Online (Group Reading Assessment and Diagnostic Evaluation) is a diagnostic reading test that that determines what developmental skills 2-12 students have mastered and where students need instruction or intervention.
Accreditation: Sold only to accredited/approved schools & school districts
Age Range: Grades 2-12, Adult
Completion Time: 50-90 minutes
Forms: Eight Levels with two parallel forms for each level
Scores/Interpretation: Online Scoring and Reporting
GRADE™ Online offers paperless administration, automated scoring, and reports within minutes. For grades 2-12 plus Adult forms, it includes the following six subtests that measure literacy competency:
GRADE Online provides the components you need to accurately and efficiently assess reading competencies, including recommended instruction through correlated follow-up materials.
GRADE Online recognizes that learning to read is not a singular, one-dimensional process. As students learn to read, they progress through a series of benchmarks, each representing different kinds of learning tasks. Though these tasks are generally sequential, they tend to overlap. To assess student progress in achieving these benchmarks, educators need to look at what is a developmentally appropriate activity for a student at each stage of the process. Each GRADE Online subtest allows educators to do just that and to determine where intervention is needed, recognizing students' differences so instruction can be more effective.
Using the GRADE Online assessment to guide instruction will ensure student success while helping deliver Adequate Yearly Progress (AYP) gains.
Grade 2-3: Measure critical early reading skills identified by the National Reading Panel and required by Reading First in GRADE Level 2 through Level 3 (Grade 3).
Grades 4–Adults: Assessment of the essential elements of reading continues developmentally in Levels 4 through Adult with Vocabulary and Sentence and Passage Comprehension subtests, as well as fluency with the Reading Fluency Indicator. Listening Comprehension is also assessed continuously.
Plan focused instruction directly linked to assessment results with the GRADE Resource Library, an extensive CD collection that includes stimulating activities, worksheets, and book lists correlated to all GRADE items. One Resource Library corresponds to each level of GRADE, grade 2–Adult. All resources are reproducible. The book lists contain 500 authors and titles, with various reading and interest levels. For targeted remediation, booklists are divided into the following four categories: Phonics/Decoding, Compare and Contrast, Drawing Conclusions, and Making Inferences.
Individual Score Summary & Analysis
This report provides a detailed analysis of a student's individual performance by level/form. It includes a breakdown of their responses by composite and subtest, as well as a detailed diagnostic analysis of a student's mastery of specific reading- or math-related skills, including number correct, number possible, number attempted, and percent correct. Included on all reports is a quick descriptor of student performance (strength, average, weakness) based on stanines for the level administered.
Group Diagnostic Analysis by Type
This report gives teachers a quick glimpse into their student's strengths and weaknesses by subtest and item type. For example, within Vocabulary, item types include nouns, adjectives, adverbs, verbs.
Group Score Summary
This group report is intended to give the classroom teacher an overall picture of how the group performed on each subtest. Each student's subtest and total scores are included along with each student's Growth Scale Value (GSV) and an average GSV for the class. The Growth Scale Values (GSVs) for the total reading and math composites can be used by schools to measure a student's growth across grades.
Presenter: Misty Sprague and Lisa Langell
Research shows us that utilizing a multifaceted, balanced assessment approach is the best way to ensure that the instruction you are delivering meets the needs of all learners in your classroom. Join us for a complimentary hour long session as we discuss how using a formative tool like AIMSweb in conjunction with a diagnostic tool like GRADE will help you identify the specific strengths and needs of your learners, while monitoring their day to day progress.
Date: Sep 11, 2013
Presenter: Misty Sprague
During this session the presenter will demonstrate how the Group Reading and Diagnostic Evaluation(GRADE) and Group Math and diagnostic evaluation (GMADE) help to make reading and math more meaningful to each and every student, which will improve the overall quality of instruction. We will also look at understanding how to align the GRADE/GMADE assessment results with correlated interventions to help students improve weaknesses or challenge strengths. This session serves as a good introduction to school personnel who would like to learn more about GRADE/GMADE and how it can be used in their schools.
Date: Sep 05, 2013
Presenter: Misty Sprague
During this session the presenter will demonstrate how the Group Reading and Diagnostic Evaluation (GRADE) help to make reading more meaningful to each and every student, which will improve the overall quality of instruction. We will also look at understanding how to align GRADE assessment results with correlated interventions to help students improve weaknesses or challenge strengths. This session serves as a good introduction to school personnel who would like to learn more about GRADE and how it can be used in their schools.
Date: Oct 16, 2012
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