Middle School Reading Units of Study Assessment Systems Consortium

Questions? Contact Amy Ruppert, Program Assistant, at (920) 236-0562

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Registration Closed.
Last Date to Register: 11/10/2021 12:01 AM
Last Date to Cancel: 11/4/2021 12:01 AM
Agency: CESA 6
Agency Contact: Elizabeth Mintie
Agency Assistant: Amy Ruppert 920-236-0562
Location Facility Date Time Notes
CESA 06 - Conference Center
2300 State Rd 44
Oshkosh, WI 54904
Innovations 11/11/2021 09:00 AM - 03:00 PM
CESA 06 - Conference Center
2300 State Rd 44
Oshkosh, WI 54904
Solutions 12/20/2021 09:00 AM - 03:00 PM
CESA 06 - Conference Center
2300 State Rd 44
Oshkosh, WI 54904
Collaborations A-Window 1/10/2022 09:00 AM - 03:00 PM
CESA 06 - Conference Center
2300 State Rd 44
Oshkosh, WI 54904
Collaborations A-Window 3/8/2022 09:00 AM - 03:00 PM

Assessment Systems for the Middle School Reading Units of Study

Join a “think tank” of literacy leaders collaborating to develop assessment systems that are both standards-aligned and responsive. Participants will learn strategies and co-create tools to support middle school teams building formative and summative assessment systems to accompany the TCRWP Middle School Reading Units of Study.  Each session will focus on a different stage of assessment development as we learn, develop, and norm our assessments together.



Elizabeth Mintie

Literacy Consultant



NOV. 11: Develop and Align Reading Learning Progressions

Learn Together:  Clarify the purpose of the Reading Learning Progressions with an emphasis on coaching teachers to use them

Work Together:  Collaboratively review and revise a draft version of Reading Learning Progressions, including alignment to standards, unit, and lesson teaching points

Leave with Tools: Aligned Reading Learning Progressions for grades 5—9 to use with teams


DEC. 20:  Backward Design: Prioritizing Standards and Creating Proficiency Scales

Learn Together:  Review the purpose of priority standards, the distinction between proficiency scales and rubrics, and the process for developing proficiency scales

Work Together:  Compare priority standard work and collaboratively develop proficiency scale drafts to bring back to teams.

Leave with Tools:  Bank of proficiency scale drafts to use with teams


JAN. 10: Building the Pre-, Post-, and Formative Assessments

Learn Together:  Review components of normed unit pre- and post- assessments

Work Together:  Build a bank of texts and questions/ prompts aligned to Reading Learning Progressions and standards.  Build quick formative checks for specific teaching points.

Leave with Tools:  Bank of texts and aligned prompts teams can draw from to build assessments; bank of formative assessment ideas


MAR. 8: Norming Our Lens and Planning Next Steps

Learn Together:  Participants will bring a team-developed assessment with student work samples to share and receive feedback

Work Together:  Participants will work in small groups to norm their use of the proficiency scales using student work samples

Leave with Tools:  Action plan and next steps for reading assessments in the next school year




  • November 11, 2021
  • December 20, 2021
  • January 10, 2022
  • March 8, 2022

Times:  9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. each meeting

Location*:  CESA 6 Conference Center
                2300 State Road 44
                Oshkosh, WI 54904

* Accommodations can be made if consortium members need to attend any of the meetings virtually. Contact Amy for assistance.

Consortium fee:  $2,200

  • Up to 4 team members per district;
  • Four facilitated, in-person meetings include lunch;
  • District access to tools & materials developed by the consortium; and,
  • Membership in a Facebook support group


Amy Ruppert, Program Assistant
(920) 236-0562


Contract with Elizabeth Mintie for additional, personalized coaching support and consultation to help you and your team use the tools created in this consortium within your own district.


Elizabeth Mintie, Literacy Consultant

(920) 651-3507




CESA 6 makes every effort to accommodate basic dietary needs such as vegetarian, gluten free and basic food allergies. Because of the number of meals served and the number of items used each day, along with food product changes from our food vendors, we cannot guarantee that every allergen in the food served will be identified and labeled. Guests concerned with food allergies must be aware of this risk. CESA 6 does not assume liability for adverse reactions to food consumed or items one may come into contact with while eating at a CESA 6 event. To better serve our guests with dietary restrictions or allergies, please go into your myQuickReg account and update the special accommodations section. Notice of a special dietary need must be made in advance of the event.

Cancellation Policy:

Any registration cancellation must be received at least 8 business days before event in order for a full conference fee refund to be issued (full refunds do not include service fees. Service fees are nonrefundable).Registration cancellations received 1-7 business days before an event, a refund, minus $50 for each participant, will be issued. Persons who are registered, but not in attendance on the day of the session ("no call, no show") will be charged the full registration fee. CESA 6 reserves the right to cancel any session due to insufficient enrollment. Participants will be notified by email if a cancellation occurs.

Note: Cancellation policies are subject to change based on event.