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First Performances™ is a suite of engaging observational assessments in Literacy and Mathematics for Pre-K–Grade 3 that allows teachers to monitor each child's progress along key benchmarks aligned to national and state curriculum standards.
 

Assessment Type:


 

  • Observational
  • Diagnostic
  • Formative
Delivery Format: Hands-on and verbal activities
Soring Options: Hand scoring
 



Fox in a Box

Fox in a Box
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Fox in a Box® aligns with the Reading First Essential Elements: Phonemic Awareness, Phonics, Fluency, Vocabulary, and Comprehension. You'll gain diagnostic information through one-on-one interviews that will help you identify struggling readers and their learning needs, and monitor each child's progress on literacy benchmarks.
 
Subject Area and Grades Literacy (Grades K–3)
Assessment Types
 
 
–Observational
–Diagnostic
–Formative
Scoring Options Hand scoring
Delivery Formats Hands-on and verbal activities
 
This unique K–3 literacy assessment helps you identify strengths and areas of opportunity for early readers and provides learning activities that go beyond right or wrong answers. It’s a valid and reliable way to measure early learners’ development in reading, listening, speaking, and writing.

Test students on all Reading First elements:
  • Phonemic Awareness
  • Phonics
  • Vocabulary
  • Reading Comprehension
  • Fluency
The assessment model below shows how teachers can use Fox in a Box to guide children on their learning journey. Use Fox in a Box to monitor student progress throughout the school year. Everything you need is included in the Fox in a Box kit.
 
Features:
  • Developmentally-appropriate, observational assessments
  • One-on-one assessments
  • Intervention activities available online
  • Assessment activities aligned to federal and state standards
  • Complete kit of teaching and test administration materials: Teacher’s Guide, Observation and Scoring Record, Staff Development DVD, Fox Puppet, and Activity Cards
National/State Standards:
 
Fox in a Box, Second Edition assessments align with federal Reading First goals, which are designed to help every child become a reader by third grade.
 
Instructional Resources:
 
Teachers can download Fox in a Box, Second Edition intervention activities to provide additional instruction to students who have scored below benchmarks. View and download Fox in a Box intervention activities.
 
Fox Letters and Numbers

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Fox Letters and Numbers™ measures children's conceptual development on learning milestones in Literacy and Mathematics in the year preceding Kindergarten. This research-based observational assessment is engaging, easy to administer, and directly connects to the literacy benchmarks in Fox in a Box and the math benchmarks in Fox Adds Up. The diagnostic information you gather gives you a window into a child's conceptual thinking that goes beyond simple right and wrong answers.
 
Subject Area and Grades
 
–Literacy (Pre-K)
–Math (Pre-K)

Assessment Types

 

–Observational
–Diagnostic
–Formative
Scoring Options Hand Scoring
Delivery Formats Hands-on and verbal activities
 
 
Fox Letters and Numbers measures children's conceptual development on learning milestones in literacy and math in the year precededing kindergarten. Skills measured include:
  • Oral Language
  • Phonological Awareness
  • Alphabet Knowledge
  • Print and Book Awareness
  • Number and Operations
  • Algebra
  • Geometry
  • Measurement
This assessment model shows how teachers can use Fox Letters and Numbers to guide children on their learning journey.
 
Features:
  • Developmentally appropriate, observational assessments
  • One-on-one assessment
  • Intervention activities available online
  • Assessment activities aligned to NAEYC recommendations and Pre-K state standards
  • Complete kit of teaching and test administration materials:Teacher’s Guide, Observation and Scoring Records, Activity Cards, Storybook, Mathematics Manipulatives, and Staff Development DVD
National/State Standards:
 
Fox Letters and Numbers assessments align with the standards of the National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC), Early Reading First, and the National Council of Teachers of Mathematics (NTCM).
 
Instructional Resources:

Teachers can download Fox Letters and Numbers intervention activities to provide additional instruction to students who have scored below benchmarks.View and download Fox Letter and Numbers intervention activities.
 
 
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Fox Adds Up

Fox Adds Up
 
A developmentally appropriate mathematics assessment, Fox Adds Up® provides engaging, one-on-one activities that help you observe each child's progression along important learning milestones. Its activity-based assessments help teachers accurately assess the development of mathematics concepts in these NCTM strands: Number and Operations, Algebra, Geometry, Measurement, Data Analysis and Probability.
 
Subject Area and Grades: Math (Grades K–3)
Assessment Types:
 
 
  • Observational
  • Diagnostic
  • Formative
Scoring Options: Hand scoring
Delivery Formats: Hands-on and verbal activities
 
Fox Adds Up measures children's understanding of mathematical concepts using engaging, hands-on activities. Skills measured include Number and Operations, Algebra, Geometry, and Measurement.
Hands-on activities using connecting cubes, geometric shapes, and other mathematics manipulatives allow you to observe a child solving problems,reasoning, and communicating at a concrete level. Monitor your students’ progress throughout the school year, then use your observations to communicate effectively with parents or guardians. Everything you need is included in the Fox Adds Up kit.
 
Features:
  • Developmentally appropriate, observational assessments
  • One-on-one assessment
  • Intervention activities customized to student’s needs
  • Assessment activities aligned with NCTM and state standards
  • Complete kit of teaching and test administration materials: Teacher's Guide, Observation and Scoring Records, Staff Development DVD, and Mathematics Manipulatives

The assessment model below shows how teachers can use Fox Adds Up to guide children on their learning journey.

 
National/State Standards

Instructional Resources: Mathematics Benchmarks