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Center activities need to be based on formative assessment.  Teachers can monitor student progress by observing students during center tasks, analyzing student work, and engaging students in reflections about their learning. It's important to know when students need support or scaffolding and when they need to be challenged further. 

Activity: Use text rendering protocol to read the Summary of NCTE 2013 Position Statement Formative Assessment That Truly Informs Instruction

Then, collaboratively develop plan to assess learning at centers.

 Optional:  Read the whole Position Statement


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These tools were created as part of the Literacy Improvement in Rural Education through Collaboration (LIREC) project funded by the U.S. Department of Education