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  1. Grammy Teacher

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    I am curious how Montessori does their student evaluations of Preschool kids. I am under the assumption that it is very different from traditional Preschool evals. What type of info is shared with the parents at conference time? I hope someone can tell me. I find that Montessori questions in the past don't get answered for some reason. Thanks.
     
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    See, as usual, no comments from Montessori! Hello out there!
     
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    Grammy Teacher, At my school we have 2 progress reports (September/January) and 2 parent conferences (October/March). For the conferences, we have a list for each area of the classroom. Practical Life, Language, Sensorial, Math, Cultural. Each section has a list of the works that are available for the area. If a child is Beginning the work, I put a "B". If he is Developing with the work then I will put a "D". If a child is Secure then I mark it with an "S". The marks that I put down are based on my observation notes that I keep on each child. I also write a narrative report in addition to the list that details certain areas too. What I write depends on the child. If you want, I can send you a copy of the report that I use.

    The progress reports are not as detailed, but is a short narrative on how the child is progressing in the classroom.

    Sometimes I think that it is just too much information. The kids are only 3-6 years old!

    I hope that I helped. I have been trying to keep this forum active. Thanks for coming over!
     
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    Thanks Pattypoo...I'm glad you came through. I am never satisfied with the report I use for the kids...too many little things that don't matter. I would love to see the one you use. Thanks again for keeping the Montessori threads alive. It's nice to see different slants.
     
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    Evaluations

    Hi Grammy,

    I am a Montessori Directress, and have been for 10 years.Our evaluations are very different. At my school, we have 2 conferences and 3 progress reports. Our progress sheets follow our general record keeping. We have a sheet for each section of the classroom with 3 categories.
    1. Given lesson
    2. Working with material
    3. Mastered

    We then do a general summary for each area....so it is more clear to parents that are not familiar with the materials.

    We then write a narrative, which talks about the childs overall development. Its pretty extensive.

    For our conferences......we give a more general overall picture of the child.

    Please le me know if you have more questions.

    H
     

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