RE 5040 Fall 2011
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Tue Nov 29, 2011 09:18

Thanks Rachel! I'm going to let Randi respond about her principal, since we worked at her school.

We did learn a lot from our assessments and how you can't only depend on one assessment to determine the abilities of your students. I can think of several examples of conflicting results happening in my own classroom when I was teaching. I remember one student I had who didn't perform well on weekly spelling tests. He was so nervous, that he always missed a few words with careless mistakes. However, in his independent writing, he was an excellent speller. This study was a great reminder of how we need to use not only different assessments, but different styles of assessments (rubrics, etc.) in our teaching.

Do you have any assessments that you are "required" to use in your classroom that you don't feel give an accurate representation of students' abilities?

  • Reading Fluency - Rachel Hicks, Sun Nov 27 17:07
    Your presentation was very informative. First off, I am glad that you showed us how important it is to have a multitude of different assessments and how relying on one form of data alone can result... more
    • assessments - MaryBeth, Tue Nov 29 09:18
      • required assessments - Rachel Hicks, Wed Nov 30 19:45
        In Kindergarten we don't have a lot of mandatory assessments. Most of our assessments are performance based, so that helps with the legitimacy to our assessments. However, when we give our students... more
        • re: required assessments - Marybeth, Thu Dec 1 21:05
          Kindergartners take bubble tests? Wow. I'm trying to imagine my oldest son (who is in Kindergarten) taking a bubble test.
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RE 5040 Fall 2011