Reflection: What Have We Learned? Assessing Comparing & Sorting - Section 3: Taking the Test

Setting up for your first math test can be stressful time for you and the students.  Taking a paper pencil test is a new skill for many students even if they went to a preschool program.  While I set up my testing day as I mentioned here, I do not always get all of my testing done in one day.  For this first test this year, I was able to get 15 of my 21 students tested.  Towards the end of this time, one of my students who has some challenging behaviors needed my full attention.  After his situation was resolved, many of my students were no longer engaged in their centers and needed some assistance to get back on task.  After getting them back on task, I decided not to pull anymore students to test at this time.  You know your students best and if it is a good time to conduct an assessment that will show their true ability.  I was able to pull the remaining students during other portions of the day.  Some of my students who eat breakfast at home come to my classroom about 15 to 20 minutes before the other students arrive from school breakfast, I use this time to catch up on assessments for those students.  Also be aware of students with IEPs or 504 plans who require testing in a quiet environment.  I pull these students during the first few minutes of my planning period so they test in the quiet classroom.

Time For the Test
Time For the Test

What Have We Learned? Assessing Comparing & Sorting

Unit 1: Comparing and Sorting Objects
Lesson 17 of 17

Big Idea: After completing a unit on comparing and sorting objects, a summative assessment is given to gain information about what the students have learned! Assessing in small groups is important for this first test!

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Christina Yingling-Smith

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