The Primary Numeracy Assessment builds a cognitive profile for a student's mathematical thinking. This numeracy 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 . This assessment system is free and part of the Primary Numeracy Intervention Program . For training on how to administer this assessment and use 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 are the students baseline data. All the intervention decisions will be referenced from the data. The progress monitoring sheet is the perfect tool for the documentation of classroom interventions or accommodations for special education..
Once the data is recorded then the plotting of skills on the Primary Numeracy Framework is done. The framework is a vertical and horizontal alignment of the essential core standards in grades (K-2). 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.
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.
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.
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 Multiplicative Thinking Assessment (3-5) follows the same steps, but uses a different assessment and framework.