The TaRL assessment data is immediately actionable – as soon as assessment is completed, children are grouped according to the results. In a typical school setting, children are often evaluated using written assessment tools and their academic performance is summarised and reported as marks, percentage scores, or letter grades. It can be challenging to craft a class based on this information, which often seems disconnected from the classroom.
TaRL assessment data is used to guide instruction throughout implementation:
The process of assessing foundational skills, focusing on improving the skills that children lack, and tracking progress as children improve is highly motivational for teachers. Through regular one-on-one assessment, they are able to see how each child progresses as they implement TaRL.