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Linda Cox
Linda Cox
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13 days ago
Linda Cox
Linda Cox
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If a child is reading above grade-level, what are the recommendations for EOY BAS? For example, a 2nd grade gifted student reading at a 5th grade level. Would you recommend guidelines for each grade-level as a district for EOY testing if students are reading above? Or, do we test all students to help determine progress?
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Helenann Steensen, Fountas & Pinnell Consultant
Helenann Steensen, Fountas & Pinnell Consultant
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13 days ago
Linda Cox wrote:
If a child is reading above grade-level, what are the recommendations for EOY BAS? For example, a 2nd grade gifted student reading at a 5th grade level. Would you recommend guidelines for each grade-level as a district for EOY testing if students are reading above? Or, do we test all students to help determine progress?


“Often caps have been used to deal with inaccurate administration. Something to think about.” (Fountas and Pinnell). Please understand that what Irene is saying is that if the Literacy Continuum is used with understanding you will not need to set caps. It is important to find the hard text level to determine what is the highest instructional level a student can read successfully . If you are administering the assessment and scoring the comprehension conversation correctly- that means strong evidence as described in the rubric- we are confident that the student will not be able to show adequate comprehension more than about a year to a year and a half above grade level. We need to look at the behaviors on the continuum as the student cannot developmentally provide an adequate response.

Section 3 of the Assessment Guide includes a great resource under the headings: Recommended Placement Level and Looking Beyond the Numbers.

I hope this clarifies.

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Helenann Steensen, Official Fountas & Pinnell Consultant, Heinemann
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