Pearson PASeries® is currently for grades 3, 5 and 8. It is the first formative assessment product designed to measure progress and forecast student growth towards TAKS and grade level expectations.
PASeries Online Training
A self-paced, interactive PASeries Online Training course for teachers and administrators. The online training will provide a general PASeries product description, instructions for assigning system security, guidelines for selecting which test to administer to students, an overview of how to manage class rosters and set up test sessions, details on reading the reports, an overview of Lexiles and Quantiles and general navigation of the administrative site. The PASeries Online Training course should be completed prior to the first PASeries administration. Sections of the Online Training course can also be viewed as needed throughout the year as a refresher course.
Just ADDED! New resourcesDescriptionSizeDownloadTeacher's Interpretive Guide
PASeries Testing Tutorial
A computer-driven tutorial that demonstrates how to use the PASeries testing software (PASeries TestNav). This tutorial is an ideal way to familiarize students with TestNav's navigation and general tools. http://etest.ncs.com/Customers/Pearson/training/High_Bandwidth/TestNavTutorial.html
The information provided by this guide will help teachers who are new to PASeries use the results to link assessment to classroom instruction.652 KBFamily's Interpretive Guide
Developed to help parents and guardians understand the PASeries Student History and Forecast Report and how it aids in student remediation in the classroom and at home.665 KBCase StudyDescriptionSizeDownloadTexas School District Chooses Pearson PASeries to Take the Guesswork Out of Student Preparation for State Assessments
06-07-06167 KBUnderstanding TestingA series of white papers that help to explain and define the scientific basis of the PASeries product within assessments and testing.DescriptionSizeDownloadAchieving Student Progress With Scientifically Based Formative Assessment
White paper explaining the scientific basis of PASeries73 KBWhy Do Scores Change?
White papers that explain assessments and testing456 KBThe Need for Objective Measurement Under the No Child Left Behind Act, by Malbert Smith III, Ph.D.
A white paper from the Lexile Framework for Reading April 2004649KThe Lexile Framework as an Approach for Reading Measurement and Success,
by Colleen Lennon and Hal Burdick
A white paper from the Lexile Framework for Reading April 2004784KUnderstanding Lexiles & QuantilesThe Lexile Framework® for Reading matches reader ability and text difficulty, allowing individualized monitoring of progress.DescriptionSizeDownloadLexile Map
Graphical representation of the longitudinal Lexile scale.38 KBThe Quantile Framework (R) for Mathematics
Fact sheet that defines the scientific approach to measurement and a studen't ability to think mathematically.112 KBLexile Book Database
Search tens of thousands of titles for their Lexile measure, or search by Lexile measure for appropriately challenging books.Go to: Lexile Book DatabaseLexiles in Education
Fact sheet briefly defining Lexiles, their history and how the Lexile Framework works.429 KBLexiles in the Classroom
Fact sheet with tips on how to use Lexiles more effectively in the classroom.422 KBQuanitles
The Quantile Framework® for Mathematics measures mathematical achievement on a scientific, developmental scale similar to the way that Lexiles measure reading ability.
Graphical representation of the longitudinal Quantile scale.85 KB