PASeries Training


    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.
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    Teacher's Interpretive Guide
    The information provided by this guide will help teachers who are new to PASeries use the results to link assessment to classroom instruction.
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    Family'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.
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    Case Study
    Texas School District Chooses Pearson PASeries to Take the Guesswork Out of Student Preparation for State Assessments
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    Understanding Testing
    A series of white papers that help to explain and define the scientific basis of the PASeries product within assessments and testing.
    Achieving Student Progress With Scientifically Based Formative Assessment
    White paper explaining the scientific basis of PASeries
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    Why Do Scores Change?
    White papers that explain assessments and testing
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    The 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 2004
    The 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 2004
    Understanding Lexiles & Quantiles
    The Lexile Framework® for Reading matches reader ability and text difficulty, allowing individualized monitoring of progress.
    Lexile Map
    Graphical representation of the longitudinal Lexile scale.
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    The Quantile Framework (R) for Mathematics
    Fact sheet that defines the scientific approach to measurement and a studen't ability to think mathematically.
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    Lexile Book Database
    Search tens of thousands of titles for their Lexile measure, or search by Lexile measure for appropriately challenging books.
    Lexiles in Education
    Fact sheet briefly defining Lexiles, their history and how the Lexile Framework works.
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    Lexiles in the Classroom
    Fact sheet with tips on how to use Lexiles more effectively in the classroom.
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    The Quantile Framework® for Mathematics measures mathematical achievement on a scientific, developmental scale similar to the way that Lexiles measure reading ability.
    Quantile Map
    Graphical representation of the longitudinal Quantile scale.
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