Assessment Question

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  1. Butterfly978

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    Aug 1, 2012

    What kind of assessments do you use for reading and math to determine ability level in a life skills classroom? I will be teaching 1st - 5th grade.
     
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  3. EdEd

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    I would use the same assessments you'd otherwise use with reading and math.
     
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    Do you have access to a Brigance testing kit? You can ask your diagnostician. There are different levels and that would be helpful to use. Another idea may be using a kinder skills type checklist or assessment. I am not sure what ages or levels you have, but that may help with numbers, shapes, letters etc..
     
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    The issue with standardized tests like the Brigance is that they can't really be administered on an ongoing basis, and often aren't sensitive to small changes in academic growth, so using them to determine ability levels (presumably to determine instruction) would be less useful because the data would be out of date within a few weeks with no real ability to "refresh."
     

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