Educator Resources

Work Sampling System ® (WSS)

WSS is an authentic, performance-based assessment that provides teachers with a framework to strategically document students' skill, behaviors, knowledge, and approaches to learning in the context of typical, everyday learning experiences.  Teachers use WSS as a tool to monitor student performance and progress, and to consider how the curriculum and instruction is meeting the needs of individual students.

For more information on WSS please review the Frequently Asked Questions.

A printable booklet on WSS, please click here.

For free information on Work Sampling® Online please review the Frequently Asked Questions and take a free tour of the online component.  Please visit here for the WSO Technical Requirements document.

2013-2014 Professional Development and Resources

The Office of Early Childhood Education provides professional development, support, and materials in WSS to Community-Based Organizations (CBOs) with Universal Prekindergarten (UPK) and public school PK-3 classes. 

For questions and inquiries about WSS professional development, please contact Kelly Medora at kmedora@schools.nyc.gov.

Enrollment

CBOs:
Please enroll now for The Work Sampling System (WSS) in SY 2013-2014. All participating CBO sites, including sites continuing with WSS, are required to enroll (via survey link below) to receive free WSS materials and/or professional development in 2013-2014. You will not be automatically enrolled as a continuing site. To build upon our work this school year, WSS classroom implementation will be aligned to the CBO Citywide Instructional Expectations in 2013-2014. Please be advised that the WSS Implementation Calendar, with professional development dates for teachers and administrators, will be available in June 2013.

Before enrolling your site please have the following information ready:

  • Site Information (Site name, Unique ID, Director's information)
  • WSS Liaison (i.e., Instructional support person)
  • Teacher Information (Names and emails)
  • Teacher's Level of Knowledge with WSS (e.g. This teacher is new to WSS.)

CBO 2013-2014 Enrollment Link:

https://survey.vovici.com/se.ashx?s=705E3ED03D515CEB

Public Schools
Please enroll now for The Work Sampling System (WSS) in SY 2013-2014.  All participating public schools, including schools that are continuing with WSS, are required to re-enroll (via survey link below) to receive free WSS materials and/or professional development in 2013-2014.  You will not be automatically enrolled as a continuing school.

Before enrolling your site, please have the following information ready:
School Information (School name, DBN, principal contacct information)
WSS Liaiason (i.e. Assistant Principal or coach)
Teacher information (Teacher names, teaching grades and emails)
Teachers' Level of Knowledge with WSS (e.g. Is this teacher new to WSS or continuing with WSS?)

Public School 2013-2014 Enrollment Link:
https://survey.vovici.com/se.ashx?s=705E3ED02DB64815

Self-Guided Webinars  

Webinars are available for participating teachers, paraprofessionals, and administrators.  To receive the password to access these webinars, please email WSSEnrollment@school.nyc.gov

WSS webinar series for Administrators

WSS webinar series for Teachers

WSS webinar series for Paraprofessionals

WSS PowerPoint for families