Tuesday, June 25, 2013

Assessment Data Collection...without stopping instruction

This year I had a challenge.   A.  I had a ton of assessing to do, but B. I did not want to stop instruction in order to get it done.  So I started to do some assessing "on the go."   This meant I was was assessing during instruction.   For example:  During our morning meeting I would ask for rhyming words.  I would focus on one or two students and annotate their response.   I could also do this during station time... small group time... anytime!   I knew the assessment questions that were in my pack {Math Assessments and ELA Assessments}.  So why did I need to pull them over to the table to have them "show what they know."

I use two clipboards with different colored ribbons tied to the top, red for ELA and blue for math.   But I think I might be looking into some of these cute clipboards that I found on Etsy {click on the image to go their store}.

Three Ps in a Pod.

Classroom Seamstress-she can add your name to the clipboard

Pink was a Blink

Andrea Tisdale

This worked out WON-DER-FUL-LY!  I had my clipboard, I had my notes... then... I had to transfer the data to my assessment file... SCREECH to a halt!   THIS took forever and I got confused.  I promised my team that I would come up with a better solution.

So I made this.   Each page has room for 24 students.
Click on the image to find the product.  Discounted until Friday!

Now you can do the same thing, you could type the CCSS on a label and print it out and you would not need to purchase my labels.

How do you assess on the go?

21 comments:

  1. I would love this but we have a TON of mandated district assessments that we have to do. Then we have to enter the data. We do that 5 times a year.

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    1. I feel your pain! We have BOY and quarterly assessments too! I got to the point where I could feel myself assessing 40% of the time. So I had to do something different last year. I hope this will help me to organize my data in a more efficient way.

      Hang in there!

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  2. I've also used a clipboard with post-it notes. Your labels make it so much easier!! I love the idea of two clipboards!

    Literacy Without Worksheets

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  3. I've been at a loss how to solve the problem. I have district mandated report card assessments, plus the BOY, MOY and EOY assessments for Literacy and Math. There were times, we were doing our BOY Early Literacy Inventory which includes a DRA and about 5 other parts, BOY 2 Kathy Richardson Math Assessments, and 8 report card assessments in our first 5 weeks. I would just get my precious babies, be trying to set up good classroom management but immediately I would have to begin 1 on 1 assessments. All the results had to be in by the end of the 5 weeks. They all have to be entered in an online report card system, then in Aware (another online system) for the district to see, and also in each child's target binder. It's lots of documentation over and over again. Ugh! If you have suggestions, please let me know! (sigh)

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    1. We have the BOY assessments and qtrly assessments too. Then we also do the DRA. I felt like I was writing the same thing over and over as well. I am hoping this system will make me more efficient with my documentation.

      I know those Richardson assessments are lengthy!

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  4. I'm sorry this is such a silly question, but do you eventually move each child's label to his or her own sheet or do they stay together by standard?

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    1. NOT silly at all. I hope to move those labels within a week or so of collecting the data. However, if I have to wait a few more days, at least I will be clear on what I have assessed.

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  5. Thank you!!! This is the thorn in my side. I HATE having to leave the class with an aide, so I can pull them one-on-one into the hallway for a quiet, assessment-focused atmosphere. This will be great! Thanks again!

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  6. Such a thoughtful and practical product. Thanks.

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  7. This looks great!! Can't wait to check it out! You're so smart!!

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  8. Deedee,
    You are a genius! Our team made several drafts of how to collect data for our Common Core report card and never found one that really worked well. This is perfect. I can't wait to use it!

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  9. Thank you Deedee!!!You are too organized!

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  10. I love this idea. I will have to make one for myself, since Texas is not using the CCSS. But it is a fabulous idea. I feel like I try to do this in my head, but these labels would make it sooo much easier. Thanks!

    Wallis
    First Grade Wolves

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  11. This is a fabulous idea and solves a major issue I was having last year. I am going to have to make one for myself, as I am in Virginia and we do not use Common Core Standards. However, this will be easy enough to do with our Standards of Learning. I am glad you introduced this over the summer so that I have plenty of time to get it ready.

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  12. I love this idea. I'm always carrying note cards and making notes of skills missed during smartboard, calendar and learning center games. But this would be more organized and discrete.

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  13. I love this idea. I'm always carrying note cards and making notes of skills missed during smartboard, calendar and learning center games. But this would be more organized and discrete.

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  14. Would it be possible to edit the CCSS for those of us in a state that hasn't adopted Common Core?

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  15. I'm sorry the standards are not editable...bummer!!!

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  16. Silly question, but if you print it on a large shipping label, how do you move individual student's stickers?

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