This is a belated post on the Mini Assessments (MA) we used in Session 3 or the Core Task implementation Project. The MA’s can be used to formatively gauge student growth on important literary dispositions including working with academic vocabulary; speaking, reading and writing using evidence; and attending to what a text says, how an author says it, and what it means. The MA’s were developed by Student Achievement Partners to “illustrate the shifts of the Common Core.”
3rd Grade Cactus Jam MA
3rd Grade Because of Winn Dixie MA
4th Grade Archaeology Paired Text MA
4th Grade Walk Two Moons MA
5th Grade Bubblology MA
5th Grade Marco Polo Paired Text MA
You can find more Mini Assessments here.