Grade and Group Decisions

The following resources and tools will help readers make grade and group decisions.

Minnesota Student Assessment Update ( This 16-slide presentation from the 2012 Leadership Summit includes test administration data through 2012, displayed near the bottom of the page.

Samples of Student Writing - Appendix C of the Common Core State Standards ( This 107-page document includes annotated writing samples that illustrate the criteria for meeting the Common Core State Standards for English Language Arts and literacy in history/social studies, science, and technical subjects for K-12. The samples inform school and district-level writing assessments.

Interpreting ACCESS for English Language Learners (ELLs) Score Reports ( This two-hour webinar provides an overview of the ACCESS for ELs test which measures English language proficiency for English Learners and is used for state and federal accountability purposes. The webinar provides information for general education teachers, administrators, and English Language teachers about how to interpret ACCESS for ELs score reports, ACCESS for ELs data uses, and implications for instruction by al teachers. The webinar is available on the World-Class Instructional Design and Assessment (WIDA) website in the section, Videos and Webinars, Minnesota Webinars. Use your WIDA login and password to view the webinar.

National Center on Response to Intervention (RtI) ( This website describes the essential components of Response to Intervention (RtI) and of ers guidance and tools for implementation. This resource help teams better understand screening and progress monitoring data and how to use this data to make decisions about instruction and intervention.