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Administration: Administer to Grade PreK – 3

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

Work Sampling Online Administrator User Interface Update Coming July 2014!

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Users and Applications

This easy 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 and Administration

  • The interrelated elements of The Work Sampling System—Developmental Guidelines and Checklists, and Summary Reports—are customized for each grade level.
  • 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, health and safety.
  • 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, 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 3) includes:

  • A Teacher’s Manual
  • Developmental Guidelines
  • 30 checklists
  • Wall charts
  • Reproducible Masters Flash Drive

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

  • A Teacher’s Manual
  • P3 and P4 Developmental Guidelines
  • 30 checklists
  • Wall charts
  • Reproducible Masters Flash Drive

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

Scoring

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

Upcoming Webinars

  • Starting the School Year with Work Sampling Online (WSO)

    Presenter: Dr. Melissa Shamblott

    This session is designed to help programs get WSO set up for the school year. Topics covered will include setting up teachers, creating classes, and adding children to the online roster. Additional topics will include how to get the observation and documentation process started with the online tools and informing families about your program's Work Sampling implementation.

    Date: Sep 18, 2014  Time: 04:00 PM EDT  Register Now

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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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  • Overview of the Work Sampling System-5th Edition

    Presenter: Gloria Maccow, PhD

    The Work Sampling System (WSS) is an authentic, performance-based assessment that teachers use to document and evaluate students’ skills, knowledge, and behaviors. The 5th edition of the WSS was published in 2013. This webinar will provide an overview of the updated WSS. At the end of the webinar, participants will be able to describe the components and assessment cycle of The WSS-5th Edition.

    Date: May 14, 2014

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  • Using Observational Assessment to Meet the Needs of Diverse Learners

    Presenter: Gloria Maccow, PhD

    It is also important to conduct assessments on an ongoing basis to determine if and how each child performs curriculum tasks. Such an assessment system will provide the data teachers can use to individualize goals and objectives. The Work Sampling System-5th Edition is an observational assessment that has these characteristics. This one-hour webinar will describe the use of The Work Sampling System with diverse learners.

    Date: Mar 25, 2014

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  • Overview of The Work Sampling System Online

    Presenter: Gloria Maccow, PhD

    The Work Sampling System (WSS) is an authentic, performance-based assessment that teachers use to document and evaluate students’ skills, knowledge, and behaviors. During this hour-long session, you will get a first-hand look at the streamlined and more efficient Work Sampling Online. We will take a tour of the online platform and describe how to use the online system to enter observations, link observations to checklists, and generate reports.

    Date: Feb 25, 2014

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  • Overview of the Work Sampling System-5th Edition

    Presenter: Gloria Maccow, PhD

    The Work Sampling System (WSS) is an authentic, performance-based assessment that teachers use to document and evaluate students’ skills, knowledge, and behaviors. The 5th edition of the WSS was published in 2013. This webinar will provide an overview of the updated WSS. At the end of the webinar, participants will be able to describe the components and assessment cycle of The WSS-5th Edition.

    Date: Feb 11, 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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  • Introduction to the New Work Sampling Online

    Presenter: Misty Sprague

    The Work Sampling System is a proven performer in early childhood learning. Join us for this hour-long session, in which you will get a first hand look at the streamlined and more efficient Work Sampling Online.

    Date: Sep 03, 2013

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FAQs

Questions

Frequently asked questions follow. Click on a question to see the response.

  • Frequently Asked Questions for The Work Sampling System, 5th Edition

Pricing & Ordering

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  • Kits

    Price

    Qty

     
  • WSS 5th Ed - P3 and P4 Combined Classroom Kit
    0158943511
    $219.25
     
    Includes Teacher's Manual, Developmental Guidelines, 30 Checklists, Wall Charts, and Reproducible Masters Flash Drive
  • WSS 5th Ed - P3 Classroom Kit
    0158943570
    $164.85
     
    Includes Teacher's Manual, Developmental Guidelines, 30 Checklists, Wall Charts, and Reproducible Masters Flash Drive
  • WSS 5th Ed - P4 Classroom Kit
    0158943562
    $164.85
     
    Includes Teacher's Manual, Developmental Guidelines, 30 Checklists, Wall Charts, and Reproducible Masters Flash Drive
  • WSS 5th Ed - Kindergarten Classroom Kit
    0158943554
    $164.85
     
    Includes Teacher's Manual, Developmental Guidelines, 30 Checklists, Wall Charts, and Reproducible Masters Flash Drive
  • WSS 5th Ed - Grade 1 Classroom Kit
    0158943546
    $164.85
     
    Includes Teacher's Manual, Developmental Guidelines, 30 Checklists, Wall Charts, and Reproducible Masters Flash Drive
  • WSS 5th Ed - Grade 2 Classroom Kit
    0158943538
    $164.85
     
    Includes Teacher's Manual, Developmental Guidelines, 30 Checklists, Wall Charts, and Reproducible Masters Flash Drive
  • WSS 5th Ed - Grade 3 Classroom Kit
    015894352X
    $164.85
     
    Includes Teacher's Manual, Developmental Guidelines, 30 Checklists, Wall Charts, and Reproducible Masters Flash Drive
  • Manuals

    Price

    Qty

     
  • Work Sampling: A Teacher's Manual - Preschool 3 - Grade 3
    0158943775
    $41.75
     
  • WSS 5th Ed - Omnibus Guidelines - Preschool 3 - Grade 3
    0158943643
    $41.75
     
  • Additional Materials

    Price

    Qty

     
  • WSS 5th Ed Reproducible Masters Flash Drive
    0158943791
    $32.00
     
  • WSS 5th Ed - Developmental Guidelines - Preschool 3
    0158943627
    $29.00
     
  • WSS 5th Ed - Developmental Guidelines - Preschool 4
    0158943635
    $29.00
     
  • WSS 5th Ed - Developmental Guidelines - Kindergarten
    0158943589
    $29.00
     
  • WSS 5th Ed - Developmental Guidelines - Grade 1
    0158943597
    $29.00
     
  • WSS 5th Ed - Developmental Guidelines - Grade 2
    0158943600
    $29.00
     
  • WSS 5th Ed - Developmental Guidelines - Grade 3
    0158943619
    $29.00
     
  • WSS 5th Ed - Developmental Checklists - Preschool 3
    0158943694
    $25.20
     
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  • WSS 5th Ed - Developmental Checklists - Preschool 4
    0158943708
    $25.20
     
    Pkg of 10
  • WSS 5th Ed - Developmental Checklists - Kindergarten
    0158943651
    $25.20
     
    Pkg of 10
  • WSS 5th Ed - Developmental Checklists - Grade 1
    015894366X
    $25.20
     
    Pkg of 10
  • WSS 5th Ed - Developmental Checklists - Grade 2
    0158943678
    $25.20
     
    Pkg of 10
  • WSS 5th Ed - Developmental Checklists - Grade 3
    0158943686
    $25.20
     
    Pkg of 10
  • WSS 5th Ed - Wall Chart - Preschool 3
    0158943716
    $6.45
     
  • WSS 5th Ed - Wall Chart - Preschool 4
    0158943724
    $6.45
     
  • WSS 5th Ed - Wall Chart - Kindergarten
    0158943732
    $6.45
     
  • WSS 5th Ed - Wall Chart - Grade 1
    0158943740
    $6.45
     
  • WSS 5th Ed - Wall Chart - Grade 2
    0158943759
    $6.45
     
  • WSS 5th Ed - Wall Chart - Grade 3
    0158943767
    $6.45
     
 
 
 
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