beginning of the year assessments

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  1. amersk

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    I know it is so important to assess all the new first graders at the beginning of the year. This is my first year teaching and I want to be as organized and time efficient as I can with this. Does anyone have any good templates they use, or suggestions on the musts to assess at the beginning of the year, or any advice at all!
    Thanks :dizzy:
     
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    Our reading specialists will do DRAs on our children in the beginning of first grade. We also do a beginning of the year math assessment that our math specialist put together for us...it is about 20 questions long, and covers all the children will learn throughout the year. We do the same test at the end of the year to see progress. We don't have an official writing rubric, although I will be working on putting one together once I get together with my teaching partners.

    Looking at my post, I haven't really helped...but hopefully that'll give you an idea on the kinds of things that we assess.
     
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    Many times the reading and math curriculum will also have a beginning assessment.
     
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    We do a phonemic awareness and phonics assessment. It lets me know where to begin with each kid. We also do the DRA reading assessment. In math we use Kathy Richardson's Developing Number Concepts program that has several different assessments taken at different points in the year. Has your team met at all this summer? Perhaps you can ask your team lead or mentor/buddy teacher to help you out... they may have a copy of some assessments.
     
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    Does anyone have any advice for a first-year second grade teacher? haha It's a brand new school so I'm not sure yet which assessments we'll be using. Just trying to get some ideas. Thanks!
     
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    You will probably still do the DRA or something similar. I am so scared to move to a grade besides first because I think I will be lost!! Good luck1
     
  8. luv2teach1st

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    I do a phonics screener and a kindergarten review test of all of the high frequency words they learned in K. The reading specialists also use DIBELS to assess.
     
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    I'm teaching at a small private school and I am the only first grade teacher so thats why I am turning here for advice :)
     
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    I will be doing a spelling assessment (I forget which one- I have it at home:)), a math assessment (have to find one), a DRA, and our RtI benchmark assessments for reading and math.
     
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    I cannot imagine not having anyone for help - thank goodness for sites like AtoZ!

    we are also doing a primary spelling inventory assessment to see where each kid is developmentally in spelling.

    It can be found in Words Their Way

     

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