There are many kinds of assessment used in education to evaluate student learning, identify strengths and challenges, and aid in lesson planning, and they often take the form of online tools. Three common types of assessment, diagnostic, formative, and summative, are frequently used with K12 students to allow teachers and other educators to make decisions about placement, advancement, curriculum decisions, grades, and funding. Diagnostic assessments help educators develop a zone of proximal development (ZPD), by understanding why a student is struggling or excelling in a particular skill. Formative assessments give educators a snapshot of a students’s progress at a given time, and summative assessments help educators see where how a student is performing relative to other students at a point in time. The goal of all assessment is to improve student learning. Assessments allow educators to personalize instruction by adapting a curriculum to the ZPD of the individual student.
On this page, Let’s Go Learn and its partners provide a library of blog articles to introduce and explain educational assessments to everyone from professional educators and teachers, to tutors and homeschool parents. We welcome your comments.

Dyslexia vs Dysgraphia

Dyslexia vs Dysgraphia Undiagnosed dysgraphia: The serious impact of the least well known learning disorder Just as dyslexia refers in general to learning disorders that affect reading proficiency, dysgraphia refers in general to learning disorders that affect writing proficiency: “At its broadest definition, dysgraphia is a disorder of writing ability at any

By |2024-03-19T15:25:34+00:00March 18th, 2024|Reading Assessment|0 Comments

Why is it important to collect and use data from various progress monitoring assessments throughout the year?

Why is it important to collect and use data from various progress monitoring assessments throughout the year? Teachers use a variety of progress monitoring assessments to gain insight into student progress and instructional needs. Diagnostic assessments are used at the beginning of the school year to see where students' strengths and areas for

By |2024-01-24T16:41:08+00:00December 19th, 2023|Reading Assessment|0 Comments

What Is Progress Monitoring

What Is Progress Monitoring Progress monitoring is an important part of assessing and tracking the development and growth of students in many areas in education. It involves regularly collecting and analyzing data to evaluate the effectiveness of an individual's progress towards their goals. Progress monitoring helps to ensure that interventions or instructional strategies

By |2024-01-23T23:21:12+00:00December 13th, 2023|Reading Assessment|0 Comments

Reading Intervention: Strategies for Parents

Reading Intervention: Strategies for Parents Reading interventions are strategies and techniques designed to provide targeted support to students who are struggling with reading skills. These interventions address specific areas of need, such as phonemic awareness, phonological awareness, comprehension strategies, and fluency.  Whether it is through extra reading practice, the use of reading materials

By |2024-01-24T16:55:43+00:00October 31st, 2023|Reading Assessment|0 Comments

Celebrating National English Language Day: October 13th

What is National English Language Day? National English Language Day is celebrated on October 13th every year to honor the importance of the English language and its role as a universal means of communication.  It is a day to recognize the historical and cultural significance of the English language and its impact on

By |2023-10-13T16:08:59+00:00October 13th, 2023|Reading Assessment|0 Comments

Assessing reading skills in ELL students

Assessing reading skills in ELL students English Language Learners (ELLs) refer to students who are non-native speakers of English. These students come from diverse language-based and cultural backgrounds and may have varying levels of proficiency in the English language. ELLs may also be referred to as English learners, second language learners, or bilingual

By |2023-10-23T21:52:14+00:00October 6th, 2023|Reading Assessment|0 Comments

Guide to Dyslexia Screening: Understanding the Process

What is a dyslexia screener assessment? A dyslexia screener by definition conditionally identifies students who may have reading difficulties or dyslexia. It is important to understand how it does this. Essentially, the screener looks at early reading skills that students are taught in grades K to 2. If student performance indicates that they

By |2023-09-11T17:38:58+00:00September 5th, 2023|Reading Assessment|0 Comments

Fall 2023 New Features

Welcome educators and learners back to school! As we embark on another eminent year, we are thrilled to announce exciting new features and developments here at Let's Go Learn. Continually striving for excellence, we remain your trusted partner for data-driven, personalized learning solutions catered to K-12 assessment and instruction. Our commitment to supporting each

By |2023-08-21T16:47:17+00:00August 15th, 2023|Reading Assessment|0 Comments

Optimizing Learning Potential with Diagnostic Assessments

In traditional education, a standardized teaching method clashes with the varied ways students learn, highlighting the need to explore innovative strategies like optimizing Learning Potential with Diagnostic Assessments.  Some may excel in mathematics but struggle with writing, while others may have a natural talent for visual learning but find auditory instruction challenging. Recognizing and

By |2023-08-24T17:24:11+00:00August 9th, 2023|Reading Assessment|0 Comments

Accelerated Learning with Just-in-Time Interventions

By Candace Williams & Marquise Atkinson Across the nation, students are still facing the lingering effects of learning loss due to the pandemic. For students in certain demographics, that learning loss is even more apparent. In many cases, typical approaches to catching students up have not proven effective. What can educators and administrators

By |2023-07-14T09:35:42+00:00January 6th, 2023|Reading Assessment|0 Comments
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