Assessment Support

 
 

 
 
First Performances is a suite of engaging observational assessments in Literacy and Mathematics for Pre-K through Grade 3 that allows teachers to monitor each child's progress along key benchmarks aligned to national and state curriculum standards.
 
Assessment Type:
  • Observational
  • Diagnostic
  • Formative
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    Delivery Format:
    Hands-on and verbal activities
     
    Scoring Options:
    Hand scoring
     

    Additional Resources:

    Standardized Assessments for Early Education Students - Video, Handouts, Activities Binder, and Resources
     

    Fox in a Box
    Please note: This product has limited availability.
     
    Fox in a Box® aligns with the Reading First Essential Elements: Phonemic Awareness, Phonics, Fluency, Vocabulary, and Comprehension. You'll gain diagnostic information through one-on-one interviews that will help you identify struggling readers and their learning needs, and monitor each child's progress on literacy benchmarks.
     
     
    Subject Area and Grades Literacy (Grades K–3)
    Assessment Types
     
     
    •  Observational
    •  Diagnostic
    •  Formative
    Scoring Options Hand scoring
    Delivery Formats Hands-on and verbal activities
     
    This unique K–3 literacy assessment helps you identify strengths and areas of opportunity for early readers and provides learning activities that go beyond right or wrong answers. It's a valid and reliable way to measure early learners' development in reading, listening, speaking, and writing.

    Test students on all Reading First elements:
    • Phonemic Awareness
    • Phonics
    • Vocabulary
    • Reading Comprehension
    • Fluency
    The assessment model to the right shows how teachers can use Fox in a Box to guide children on their learning journey. Use Fox in a Box to monitor student progress throughout the school year. Everything you need is included in the Fox in a Box kit.
     
    Features:
    • Developmentally-appropriate, observational assessments
    • One-on-one assessments
    • Intervention activities available online (click on link provided above)
    • Assessment activities aligned to federal and state standards
    • Complete kit of teaching and test administration materials: Teacher's Guide, Observation and Scoring Record, Staff Development DVD, Fox Puppet, and Activity Cards
     
    National/State Standards: Fox in a Box, Second Edition, assessments align with federal Reading First goals, which are designed to help every child become a reader by third grade.

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    Fox Letters and Numbers
    Please note: This product has limited availability.
     

    Fox Letters and Numbers measures children's conceptual development on learning milestones in Literacy and Mathematics in the year preceding Kindergarten. This research-based observational assessment is engaging, easy to administer, and directly connects to the literacy benchmarks in Fox in a Box and the math benchmarks in Fox Adds Up. The diagnostic information you gather gives you a window into a child's conceptual thinking that goes beyond simple right and wrong answers.
     
     
    Subject Area and Grades:
    • Literacy (Pre–K)
    • Math (Grades K–3)
    Assessment Types:
     
     
    • Observational
    • Diagnostic
    • Formative
     
    Scoring Options: Hand scoring
    Delivery Formats: Hands–on and verbal activities
     
     
     
    Fox Letters and Numbers measures children's conceptual development on learning milestones in literacy and math in the year preceeding kindergarten. Skills measured include:
     
     
    • Oral Language
    • Phonological Awareness
    • Alphabet Knowledge
    • Print and Book Awareness
    • Number and Operations
    • Algebra
    • Geometry
    • Measurement
    This assessment model shows how teachers can use Fox Letters and Numbers to guide children on their learning journey.
     
    Features:
    • Developmentally appropriate, observational assessments
    • One–on–one assessment
    • Intervention activities available online (click on links provided above)
    • Assessment activities aligned to NAEYC recommendations and Pre-K state standards
    • Complete kit of teaching and test administration materials:Teacher's Guide, Observation and Scoring Records, Activity Cards, Storybook, Mathematics Manipulatives, and Staff Development DVD
    National/State Standards:
     
    Fox Letters and Numbers assessments align with the standards of the National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC), Early Reading First, and the National Council of Teachers of Mathematics (NTCM).
     

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    Fox Adds Up
    Please note: This product has limited availability.
     
     
    Fox Adds Up® is a developmentally appropriate mathematics assessment which provides engaging, one-on-one activities that help you observe each child's progression along important learning milestones. Its activity-based assessments help teachers accurately assess the development of mathematics concepts in these NCTM strands: Number and Operations, Algebra, Geometry, Measurement, Data Analysis and Probability.
     
    Subject Area and Grades: Math (Grades K–3)
    Assessment Types:
     
     
    • Observational
    • Diagnostic
    • Formative
    Scoring Options: Hand scoring
    Delivery Formats: Hands-on and verbal activities
     
    Fox Adds Up measures children's understanding of mathematical concepts using engaging, hands-on activities. Skills measured include:
    • Number and Operations
    • Algebra
    • Geometry
    • and Measurement.
     
    Hands-on activities using connecting cubes, geometric shapes, and other mathematics manipulatives allow you to observe a child solving problems,reasoning, and communicating at a concrete level. Monitor your students' progress throughout the school year, then use your observations to communicate effectively with parents or guardians. Everything you need is included in the Fox Adds Up kit.
     
    Features:
    • Developmentally appropriate, observational assessments
    • One–on–one assessment
    • Intervention activities customized to student's needs (click on link provided above)
    • Assessment activities aligned with NCTM and state standards
    • Complete kit of teaching and test administration materials: Teacher's Guide, Observation and Scoring Records, Staff Development DVD, and Mathematics Manipulatives

    The assessment model to the right shows how teachers can use Fox Adds Up to guide children on their learning journey.

     
    National/State Standards: Fox Adds Up is aligned to the National Council of Teachers of Mathematics (NCTM) Principles and Standards of School Mathematics, on which most state mathematics standards have been based.

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