How the Primary Assessment System Works

Step #1: Primary Numeracy Assessment

The Primary Numeracy Assessment builds a cognitive profile for a student's mathematical thinking.  This assessment does much more then just measure the number of correct vs incorrect answers and give you a score. It also measures the level of thinking that the student used to solve each problem .  

Step #2: Record Leveled Data

After the Primary Numeracy Assessment is administered, the results are recorded on the "Student Progress Monitoring" sheet.  The scores for each area are the students baseline data. All instructional decisions will be referenced from the data. 

Step #3: Plotting Skills on Framework

Once the data is recorded then the plotting of skills on the Primary Numeracy Framework is done.  This allows teachers to visually see their students strengths and weaknesses.  Teachers are then able to sort and specifically target their instruction to the critical skills that are missing. 

Step #4a: Leveled Lesson Plan

The Guided Math Lesson Plan enables teachers to create individual or small group lesson plans that are specific to their students needs.  The lesson plan makes it very easy to keep track of their students progress and growth.  The lesson plan is created with the Leveled Activities Guide.

Step #4b: Leveled Activities Guide

The Leveled Activities Guide follows the research based CRA instructional model. The CRA instruction model scaffolds concepts from concrete, to representational, to abstract by using a variety of methods, strategies,  and materials.  

Step # 5: Instruct and Re-Assess

The final step is to instruct and then re-access as needed.  As a teacher sees growth in each student, they are able to re-assess at any time so they can continue to document their progress and introduce new concepts. 


*The Upper Assessment follows the same steps, but uses a different assessment and framework. 

Frequently Asked Questions

Is the Assessment System included with the cost of the workshop?

Yes, once a teacher attends the workshop they are given full access to the assessment system. 

Who should attend?

Our workshops focus on instructional  best practices and targeted intervention.  It really is a great workshop for classroom, special education, and support staff. 

Do you offer these workshops onsite?

Yes, a majority of our training that we do is onsite district training. We only do a few public workshops a year.