Hello Assessment fans, my name is Laurie and I have been invited to be a guest author on this assessment blog. I just finished my 11th year in education, all of it in the elementary realm. I have taught first grade, elementary gifted K-5, and I am currently an elementary reading coach and part-time data analyst for our school district. Last year was our district’s first with ThinkLink. One of my jobs is to meet with grade level teams to pull apart the ThinkLink information to look for the many ways these data can help us help our students.

We will give our first ThinkLink assessment of the 0708 school year shortly after our students return in mid-August. The information we get will allow us to create reading/math groups, identify students who need a bit of review, and plan for our after-school remediation. I am eager to hear any suggestions from experienced users.