first week assessments

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  1. Emerson Squirl

    Emerson Squirl Rookie

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    I am a first year teacher planning my very first week. I have planned some good get-to-know-you's and procedures but I also would like to start getting a feel for my students' levels. What do you all do to assess? I'm thinking along the lines of collecting a writing sample by way of a "about me" survey. What else can I do?
     
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  3. MrsC

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    During my first week I will:
    doing a running record on all of my students
    give a quick spelling diagnostic test
    collect a writing sample--several paragraphs
    informally conference with all of my students to gauge oral expression
    gather information from various interest surveys
     
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    I will be giving a writing assessment the very first day of school...so nice of me isn't it? I will also be giving a math assessment within the first couple of days to see where students should be placed in math. I will be starting IRI/DRA reading assessments to see where my students are currently reading.

    I am also giving a multiple intelligence survey and reading survey just so I can see where I need to direct my lesson plans.

    Our first week of school starts on Monday so we have the kids all week long. That is why I want to get as many of the initial assessments out of the way so we can start into the curriculum as soon as possible.
     
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    I teach high school science. I usually give the first test during the first week. But this year school starts on a Wed. so they'll get a bit of a break ;)
     
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    DRA, DIBBLES, DSA, and a comprehensive math test all to see what they know.
     

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