Reflecting refers to the process of making sense of student assessment results in order to identify student needs. There are a variety of ways to make sense of student assessment information, but, regardless of the approach, one must have clear expectations for student performance and be able to identify the current needs of students. This section will provide some resources to start the reflection process.

Children’s learning is influenced a great deal by their families and their parents are their first teachers. This resource provides a process that teachers and parents can use to share information about students’ literacy learning.

Involving Parents in Student Achievement (118K)

Reflecting on assessment results provides teachers and administrators with important information that informs teaching and learning. This resource provides a process to help educators make sense of student assessment results.

Using Assessment Data to Improve Student Learning (107K)

The activity of alignment is integral to any school improvement process. The Pacific Communities with High-performance in Literacy Development (CHILD) Acts of Alignment is a process that educators can use when attempting to identify assessments that are aligned to their current curriculum framework. We have used this process to align the early literacy formative assessments with the curriculum frameworks of the entities listed below:

Pacific CHILD Acts of Alignment (128K)
American Samoa (102K)
Chuuk (102K)
CNMI (100K)
Kosrae (93K)
Palau (96K)
Pohnpei (102K)
RMI (96K)
Yap (107K)

The Pacific CHILD Data Management System is an Excel database that allows users to record students’ assessment information and then create charts that display students’ progress over time on each of the assessments. The accompanying guide provides step-by-step instructions to help you get started using the Pacific CHILD Data Management System. In order to use this resource, you will need to download all three of the following files:

Pacific CHILD Data Management System (713K)
Reading Performance Charts (Excel 943K)
Reading Performance Data (Excel 556K)