The Primary Numeracy Assessment System (FREE) is a math intervention curriculum and instructional approach that includes assessments, intervention frameworks, leveled activities, lesson plans, workbooks, curriculum maps, and countless other resources. To learn how to use this free assessment system and free resources please view the online training webinar. There are optional supplemental materials that can be purchased as well. To view the training click on the link below. Please scroll to the bottom of the page for free curriculum resources.
The Primary Numeracy Assessment is a criterion-referenced assessment aligned with US State Standards, which can be used as a universal screening assessment. It does much more than just measure the number of correct versus incorrect answers and provide a score. It also assesses the level of thinking that the student used to solve each problem. This assessment system is free and part of the Primary Numeracy Intervention Program. For training on how to administer this assessment and utilize the other components of the program, please view the free Primary Numeracy Program Webinar/Training."
After the Primary Numeracy Assessment is administered, the results are recorded on the 'Student Progress Monitoring' sheet. The scores for each area represent the students' baseline data. All curriculum decisions will be based on this data.
The progress monitoring sheet is the ideal tool for documenting classroom interventions or accommodations for special education
Once the data is recorded, the plotting of skills on the Primary Numeracy Framework is conducted. The framework provides vertical and horizontal alignment of essential standards in grades K-2. This curriculum resource enables teachers to visually identify their students' strengths and weaknesses. Consequently, teachers can sort and specifically target their instruction towards the critical skills that are lacking.
The Guided Math Lesson Plan provides teachers with a versatile tool to tailor lesson content to the unique requirements of individual students or small groups. This comprehensive plan simplifies the process of monitoring student progress and growth, ensuring educators can easily track the development of each learner. Utilizing the Leveled Activities Guide, teachers can design targeted lesson plans that address varying skill levels and learning styles, fostering a supportive and enriching mathematical learning environment.
The Leveled Activities Teachers Guide follows the research-based CRA instructional model. This model scaffolds concepts from concrete to representational to abstract by employing a variety of methods, strategies, and materials. These intervention strategies ensure that teachers are employing best practices within their math intervention curriculum."
The final step is to instruct and then reassess as needed. As a teacher observes growth in each student, they can re-assess at any time to continue documenting their progress and introducing new concepts.
*Fractional Reasoning Program (3-6) follows the same steps, but uses a different assessment and framework.
View this excellent video on using assessment data with the framework to make data based instructional decisions.