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Early Literacy - April 29, 2022

Early Literacy - April 29, 2022

Elementary educators have worked with their site Principals and Reading Specialists to engage in our first District-wide Benchmark Assessment System (BAS) calibration. All PAUSD classroom teachers use the BAS to determine students' reading behaviors and processes when they read. This formative assessment, administered to every student three times per year at a minimum, provides teachers with information to make decisions about their reading groups and areas of instructional focus for their unique readers.

Teacher calibration with Specialists is common practice within our school sites. The District-wide calibration provides insight into the standardization of analyzing student reading and alignment of our teachers at the same grade level across schools. Site Principals and Reading Specialists will receive the results to inform our ongoing work of providing optimal differentiated instruction based on accurate assessment, one of several essential elements required in developing proficient readers.