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Work Sampling System®, 4th Edition, The
(WSS)

 

Age Range: Grades PreK-6; Frequency of Administration: 3 times per year (fall, winter, spring)

Scoring Options: Work Sampling® Online (ordered by phone at 1-800-627-7271) or manual scoring

Report Options: Summary Report

 
 
 

Product Details

Read about The Work Sampling System Fifth Edition.

Users & Applications

This easy-to-use tool helps you:

  • Collect information on the child’s work and compare it to grade-specific guidelines
  • Identify what children are learning, what they are beginning to master, and what they still need to work on
  • Use your observations and simplify the process of recording and interpreting them
  • Inform curriculum and instruction planning

Content & Administration

  • The three main, interrelated elements of The Work Sampling System—Portfolios, Developmental Guidelines and Checklists, and Summary Reports—are customized for each grade level.
  • Portfolio samples are gathered throughout the year and help demonstrate progress through concrete illustrations of the child’s thinking.
  • Developmental Guidelines cover seven major curriculum areas: personal and social development, language and literacy, mathematical thinking, scientific thinking, social studies, the arts, and physical development and health.
  • Summary Reports replace conventional report cards as a way of recording progress, communicating with parents, and meeting reporting requirements. Using information from the Developmental Checklists and Portfolio, you complete a Summary Report three times a year.

Psychometric Information

The Work Sampling System® is a criterion-referenced observational assessment with extensive research supporting reliability and validity.

Materials

Complete Classroom Implementation Kit for each level (P3, P4, K through Grade 6) includes:

  • A Teacher’s Manual
  • Guidelines
  • 30 checklists
  • Wall charts
  • Reproducible Summary Report and documentation masters

Multi-Age Complete Classroom Implementation Kit (P3 and P4 combined) includes:

  • A Teacher’s Manual
  • P3 and P4 Developmental Guidelines
  • 30 checklists
  • P3 and P4 Developmental Rubrics CD
  • Wall charts
  • Reproducible Summary Report and blackline masters

The Teacher’s Manual— included in all kits—provides an overview, explains each element of the system, gives step-by-step procedures, and offers practical suggestions.

Work Sampling System Online Pricing

Online Annual License Fee Per Child:

  • Less than 100 Children: 19.95
  • 100-499 Children: 13.95
  • 500-999 Children: 12.95
  • 1,000-1,999 Children: 11.95
  • 2,000 + Children: Contact us at 800.627.7271 for price quote

Call 800.627.7271 to purchase the Work Sampling System Online. Certain online classroom kits are purchasable below on this page.

You can purchase The Work Sampling System® (WSS) and Work Sampling® Online products from the Pricing & Ordering tab. To purchase Work Sampling for Head Start™ products, go to the Head Start page.

Scoring

Scoring and Reporting

  • Summary Reports can replace conventional report cards as a way of recording progress and communicating with parents. Scores are "As Expected" or "Needs Development."
  • Standards-based Developmental Guidelines Performance Indicators result in a score of “Not Yet,” “In Progress,” or "Proficient."

Resources

Training

  • Work Sampling Online (WSO) School Success Family Corner

    Parent Interface Tutorial

    This 5-minute video provides parents with information on registering for the Family Corner feature in WSO, uploading digital files to share with teachers, accessing helpful links, and managing accounts. View the tutorial.

    Work Sampling Online (WSO) School Success Family Corner
    Teacher Interface Tutorial

    This 4-minute video tutorial provides teachers with information on inviting parents to the Family Corner feature in WSO, viewing files uploaded by parents, and using files uploaded by parents. View the tutorial.

     

Past Webinars

  • Work Sampling Online End-of-Year Activities

    Presenter: Dr. Melissa Shamblott

    This webinar is designed to help programs using Work Sampling Online prepare for end-of-year activities. Topics will include reviewing and monitoring end-of-year data sets, creating outcome reports, analyzing outcome reports, and exporting student data. In the session we will also discuss how to use Work Sampling data to support each child's transition to the next grade level.

    Date: Jun 16, 2014

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  • Using Observational Data in the Evidence Based Classroom

    Presenter: Misty Sprague

    By utilizing the process of observation, documentation, and interpretation of children's performance and progress, teachers are able to gain valuable insight into children's thinking and more effectively plan evidence based instruction.

    Date: Oct 21, 2013

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  • Meeting Diverse Needs in an Observational System

    Presenter: Misty Sprague

    Having the ability to meet the needs of a variety of unique learning styles in an early childhood classroom can be a difficult task. Using the Work Sampling 5th edition, this one-hour session will show you how to address all learning types using an evidence based observational system.

    Date: Oct 02, 2013

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Pricing & Ordering

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Manual Scoring
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  • Kits

    Price

    Qty

     
  • WSS Classroom Implementation Kit - Multi-Age Kit (P3 and P4)
    1428413170
    $219.25
     
    Includes Teacher’s Manual, P3 and P4 Developmental Guidelines, checklists (30), P3 and P4 Developmental Rubrics CD, Wall Charts, and Reproducible Summary Report and Blackline Masters
  • WSS Classroom Implementation Kit - P3 Classroom Kit
    1428413022
    $164.85
     
    Includes Teacher's Manual, Developmental Guidelines, 30 Checklists, Rubrics, Wall Charts, and Reproducible Summary Report and Documentation Masters
  • WSS Classroom Implementation Kit - P4 Classroom Kit
    1428413030
    $164.85
     
    Includes Teacher's Manual, Developmental Guidelines, 30 Checklists, P3 and P4 Developmental Rubrics CD, Wall Charts, and Reproducible Summary Report and Documentation Blackline Masters
  • WSS Classroom Implementation Kit - K Classroom Kit
    1428413049
    $164.85
     
    Includes Teacher's Manual, Developmental Guidelines, 30 Checklists, Wall Charts, and Reproducible Summary Report and Documentation Blackline Masters
  • WSS Classroom Implementation Kit - Grade 1 Classroom Kit
    1428413057
    $164.85
     
    Includes Teacher's Manual, Developmental Guidelines, 30 Checklists, Wall Charts, and Reproducible Summary Report and Documentation Blackline Masters
  • WSS Classroom Implementation Kit - Grade 2 Classroom Kit
    1428413065
    $164.85
     
    Includes Teacher's Manual, Developmental Guidelines, 30 Checklists, Wall Charts, and Reproducible Summary Report and Documentation Blackline Masters
  • WSS Classroom Implementation Kit - Grade 3 Classroom Kit
    1428413073
    $164.85
     
    Includes Teacher's Manual, Developmental Guidelines, 30 Checklists, Wall Charts, and Reproducible Summary Report and Documentation Blackline Masters
  • WSS Classroom Implementation Kit - Grade 4 Classroom Kit
    1428413146
    $164.85
     
    Includes Teacher's Manual, Developmental Guidelines, 30 Checklists, Wall Charts, and Reproducible Summary Report and Documentation Blackline Masters
  • WSS Classroom Implementation Kit - Grade 5 Classroom Kit
    1428413154
    $164.85
     
    Includes Teacher's Manual, Developmental Guidelines, 30 Checklists, Wall Charts, and Reproducible Summary Report and Documentation Blackline Masters
  • Manuals

    Price

    Qty

     
  • WSS Omnibus Guidelines Volume I, P3-3rd Grade
    1572122005
    $41.75
     
  • Work Sampling: A Teacher's Manual
    1572122021
    $41.75
     
  • WSS - Developmental Guidelines - Preschool 3
    157212217X
    $29.00
     
  • WSS - Developmental Guidelines - Preschool 4
    1572122188
    $29.00
     
  • WSS - Developmental Guidelines - Kindergarten
    1572122102
    $29.00
     
  • WSS - Developmental Guidelines - Grade 1
    1572122110
    $29.00
     
  • WSS - Developmental Guidelines - Grade 2
    1572122129
    $29.00
     
  • WSS - Developmental Guidelines - Grade 3
    1572122137
    $29.00
     
  • WSS - Developmental Guidelines - Grade 4
    1572122145
    $29.00
     
  • WSS - Developmental Guidelines - Grade 5
    1572122153
    $29.00
     
  • WSS - Developmental Guidelines - Grade 6
    1572122161
    $29.00
     
  • Administration Materials

    Price

    Qty

     
  • WSS - Developmental Guidelines Checklists - Preschool 3
    1572122471
    $25.20
     
    Pkg of 10
  • WSS - Developmental Guidelines Checklists - Preschool 4
    157212248X
    $25.20
     
    Pkg of 10
  • WSS - Developmental Guidelines Checklists - Kindergarten
    1572122404
    $25.20
     
    Pkg of 10
  • WSS - Developmental Guidelines Checklists - Grade 1
    1572122412
    $25.20
     
    Pkg of 10
  • WSS - Developmental Guidelines Checklists - Grade 2
    1572122420
    $25.20
     
    Pkg of 10
  • WSS - Developmental Guidelines Checklists - Grade 3
    1572122439
    $25.20
     
    Pkg of 10
  • WSS - Developmental Guidelines Checklists - Grade 4
    1572122447
    $25.20
     
    Pkg of 10
  • WSS - Developmental Guidelines Checklists - Grade 5
    1572122455
    $25.20
     
    Pkg of 10
  • WSS - Developmental Guidelines Checklists - Grade 6
    1572124938
    $25.20
     
    Pkg of 10
  • Additional Materials

    Price

    Qty

     
  • WSS - Professional Development Resources - DVD with Booklet
    1572127937
    $69.65
     
  • WSS - Professional Development Resources - Professional Development Guide
    1572128038
    $231.00
     
  • WSS - Preschool Activity Cards - Combined Sets - Set A for Preschool 3 and Set B for Preschool 4
    1572129891
    $114.50
     
  • WSS - Preschool Activity Cards - Set A for Preschool 3
    1572129905
    $68.80
     
  • WSS - Preschool Activity Cards - Set B for Preschool 4
    1572129913
    $68.80
     
  • Summary Report Forms - Reproducible Summary Report and Documentation Masters
    015892956X
    $32.00
     
  • WSS - Developmental Rubrics - Preschool 3-4 CD
    1428415211
    $21.50
     
  • WSS - Developmental Wall Charts - Preschool 3
    1572122579
    $6.45
     
  • WSS - Developmental Wall Charts - Preschool 4
    1572122587
    $6.45
     
  • WSS - Developmental Wall Charts - Kindergarten
    1572122501
    $6.45
     
  • WSS - Developmental Wall Charts - Grade 1
    157212251X
    $6.45
     
  • WSS - Developmental Wall Charts - Grade 2
    1572122528
    $6.45
     
  • WSS - Developmental Wall Charts - Grade 3
    1572122536
    $6.45
     
  • WSS - Developmental Wall Charts - Grade 4
    1572122544
    $6.45
     
  • WSS - Developmental Wall Charts - Grade 5
    1572122552
    $6.45
     
 
 
Online Scoring and Reporting
toggle
 
  • Kits

    Price

    Qty

     
  • WSS Classroom Implementation Kit - Multi-Age Kit (P3 and P4)
    1428413170
    $219.25
     
    Includes Teacher’s Manual, P3 and P4 Developmental Guidelines, checklists (30), P3 and P4 Developmental Rubrics CD, Wall Charts, and Reproducible Summary Report and Blackline Masters
  • WSS Classroom Implementation Kit - P3 Classroom Kit
    1428413022
    $164.85
     
    Includes Teacher's Manual, Developmental Guidelines, 30 Checklists, Rubrics, Wall Charts, and Reproducible Summary Report and Documentation Masters
  • WSS Classroom Implementation Kit - P4 Classroom Kit
    1428413030
    $164.85
     
    Includes Teacher's Manual, Developmental Guidelines, 30 Checklists, P3 and P4 Developmental Rubrics CD, Wall Charts, and Reproducible Summary Report and Documentation Blackline Masters
  • WSS Classroom Implementation Kit - K Classroom Kit
    1428413049
    $164.85
     
    Includes Teacher's Manual, Developmental Guidelines, 30 Checklists, Wall Charts, and Reproducible Summary Report and Documentation Blackline Masters
  • WSS Classroom Implementation Kit - Grade 1 Classroom Kit
    1428413057
    $164.85
     
    Includes Teacher's Manual, Developmental Guidelines, 30 Checklists, Wall Charts, and Reproducible Summary Report and Documentation Blackline Masters
  • WSS Classroom Implementation Kit - Grade 2 Classroom Kit
    1428413065
    $164.85
     
    Includes Teacher's Manual, Developmental Guidelines, 30 Checklists, Wall Charts, and Reproducible Summary Report and Documentation Blackline Masters
  • WSS Classroom Implementation Kit - Grade 3 Classroom Kit
    1428413073
    $164.85
     
    Includes Teacher's Manual, Developmental Guidelines, 30 Checklists, Wall Charts, and Reproducible Summary Report and Documentation Blackline Masters
  • WSS Classroom Implementation Kit - Grade 4 Classroom Kit
    1428413146
    $164.85
     
    Includes Teacher's Manual, Developmental Guidelines, 30 Checklists, Wall Charts, and Reproducible Summary Report and Documentation Blackline Masters
  • WSS Classroom Implementation Kit - Grade 5 Classroom Kit
    1428413154
    $164.85
     
    Includes Teacher's Manual, Developmental Guidelines, 30 Checklists, Wall Charts, and Reproducible Summary Report and Documentation Blackline Masters
  • Manuals

    Price

    Qty

     
  • WSS Omnibus Guidelines Volume I, P3-3rd Grade
    1572122005
    $41.75
     
  • Work Sampling: A Teacher's Manual
    1572122021
    $41.75
     
  • WSS - Developmental Guidelines - Preschool 3
    157212217X
    $29.00
     
  • WSS - Developmental Guidelines - Preschool 4
    1572122188
    $29.00
     
  • WSS - Developmental Guidelines - Kindergarten
    1572122102
    $29.00
     
  • WSS - Developmental Guidelines - Grade 1
    1572122110
    $29.00
     
  • WSS - Developmental Guidelines - Grade 2
    1572122129
    $29.00
     
  • WSS - Developmental Guidelines - Grade 3
    1572122137
    $29.00
     
  • WSS - Developmental Guidelines - Grade 4
    1572122145
    $29.00
     
  • WSS - Developmental Guidelines - Grade 5
    1572122153
    $29.00
     
  • WSS - Developmental Guidelines - Grade 6
    1572122161
    $29.00
     
  • Administration Materials

    Price

    Qty

     
  • WSS - Developmental Guidelines Checklists - Preschool 3
    1572122471
    $25.20
     
    Pkg of 10
  • WSS - Developmental Guidelines Checklists - Preschool 4
    157212248X
    $25.20
     
    Pkg of 10
  • WSS - Developmental Guidelines Checklists - Kindergarten
    1572122404
    $25.20
     
    Pkg of 10
  • WSS - Developmental Guidelines Checklists - Grade 1
    1572122412
    $25.20
     
    Pkg of 10
  • WSS - Developmental Guidelines Checklists - Grade 2
    1572122420
    $25.20
     
    Pkg of 10
  • WSS - Developmental Guidelines Checklists - Grade 3
    1572122439
    $25.20
     
    Pkg of 10
  • WSS - Developmental Guidelines Checklists - Grade 4
    1572122447
    $25.20
     
    Pkg of 10
  • WSS - Developmental Guidelines Checklists - Grade 5
    1572122455
    $25.20
     
    Pkg of 10
  • WSS - Developmental Guidelines Checklists - Grade 6
    1572124938
    $25.20
     
    Pkg of 10
  • Additional Materials

    Price

    Qty

     
  • WSS - Professional Development Resources - DVD with Booklet
    1572127937
    $69.65
     
  • WSS - Professional Development Resources - Professional Development Guide
    1572128038
    $231.00
     
  • WSS - Preschool Activity Cards - Combined Sets - Set A for Preschool 3 and Set B for Preschool 4
    1572129891
    $114.50
     
  • WSS - Preschool Activity Cards - Set A for Preschool 3
    1572129905
    $68.80
     
  • WSS - Preschool Activity Cards - Set B for Preschool 4
    1572129913
    $68.80
     
  • WSS - Developmental Rubrics - Preschool 3-4 CD
    1428415211
    $21.50
     
  • WSS - Developmental Wall Charts - Preschool 3
    1572122579
    $6.45
     
  • WSS - Developmental Wall Charts - Preschool 4
    1572122587
    $6.45
     
  • WSS - Developmental Wall Charts - Kindergarten
    1572122501
    $6.45
     
  • WSS - Developmental Wall Charts - Grade 1
    157212251X
    $6.45
     
  • WSS - Developmental Wall Charts - Grade 2
    1572122528
    $6.45
     
  • WSS - Developmental Wall Charts - Grade 3
    1572122536
    $6.45
     
  • WSS - Developmental Wall Charts - Grade 4
    1572122544
    $6.45
     
  • WSS - Developmental Wall Charts - Grade 5
    1572122552
    $6.45
     
 
 
 
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