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Rebecca McVey
RE Assessment
Sat Jun 13, 2015 22:17

I agree with so many things covered in your post. Without assessment, we as teachers can not provide students with meaningful nor appropriate instruction. I really liked what you said about school systems trying to keep students at the same level. Although I do understand that schools want to keep each child at their highest potential, sometimes this doesn't necessarily mean that that level is grade level. Learning for each child naturally fluctuates, but with standardized testing and high teacher expectations, how can we allow students to explore learning naturally in our classroom? I feel that this concept is especially relevant in the emergent phase of reading.

  • Assessment for Appropriate Instruction - rognstadgr, Wed Jun 10 16:38
    I learned a lot in the lecture that discussed the assessment that determines when a student should receive Emergent Interventions or Conventional Interventions. The lecture was clear, concise and... more
    • RE Assessment - Rebecca McVey, Sat Jun 13 22:17
    • re: assessment for appropriate instruction - Stacy Huffman, Thu Jun 11 16:13
      I too feel that the lecture gave me a clear understanding of where my students should be receiving instruction. As I listened to the lecture and the breakdown of emergent verses conventional, I knew... more
    • RE: Assessment for Appropriate Instruction - hildebranak, Thu Jun 11 14:41
      I agree these interventions are very important information. I liked that it gave a place for us to start with our students, at the pre-primer level, so that when they reach 80% in competency we know... more
    • Emergent vs. Conventional - luckadooso, Wed Jun 10 17:14
      I agree, the chart was one of the most helpful things that I also learned this week. I think that it is important to remember also that learning does not always occur in a linear format. It is... more
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