Outcomes-Driven Formative Assessment in Middle School

By: | January 20, 2021

Formative assessment of content-area reading is vitally important at the middle school level, but implementation in this environment can be uniquely challenging.

Watch this recent webinar with researcher and school psychologist Dr. Kelly A. Powell-Smith to learn some key strategies for conducting formative assessment of reading in middle school, and the benefits of using an Outcomes-Driven Model for decision making to guide implementation.

Topics include:

  • Why it is imperative to focus on student reading in middle school
  • Strategies for formative assessments of content-area reading skills in grades 7 and 8
  • How to use formative assessments within a decision-making framework focused on improving outcomes
  • The benefits of this approach and the structure of these assessments


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