With all the demands on our teaching time, how in the world do we assess “on the run” and make it reliable, sequential, and easy. Here’s my favorite recipe for authentic, homemade assessment.
- One 3 ring binder (any color)
- A tabbed divider for each student in your class
- Blank paper that will fit in the binder
- White shipping/mailing Labels, like Avery (I prefer 10 to a page approx. 2” X 4”, but you can also use 3 to a page, approx. 3” X 4”. May substitute sticky notes and clear tape.
- Clip Board
Step 1: Insert the dividers into the binder. Put the name of each student on one divider. Place a few sheets of blank paper behind each divider.
Step 2: Place several sheets of shipping/mailing labels on your clipboard.
Step 3: Begin recording/cooking!
As you observe and interact with students:
- Write the students name and the date on the top of a label
- Make a few notes on that label to capture:
- New learning
- Repetition of misunderstanding
- Improved behavior
- Quick running record, etc.
- When you have that illusive free moment, place each label on the blank paper behind the student’s divider. Keep them in sequential order by date.
Keep your clip board with you or handy all the time.
- During small group sessions
- During whole class mini-lessons
- In the halls when moving from place to place
- At recess, etc.
Recipe serves any number. Handy to take to parties like, IEP staffings, RTI meetings, parent conferences and more!
I’d love to hear how you use this recipe and what new tips and ingredients you try.Pin It