It’s hard to believe it’s that time already, but I’ll start assessing potential Reading Recovery kiddos next Thursday!
This week’s post is all about getting ready and my newest product for when parents hear you’re assessing and inevitably ask, “So…how’s Johnny doing?”
First, a few tips to keep you organized.
I like to keep all my Observation Survey supplies in a huge binder (and a cute new cover is now on my to-do list!)
In the front pocket, I keep a booklet of the student forms for letter id, Slosson and the Ohio Word Test. Then, I have all my other supplies in plastic sheets: books for Concepts About Print, blacklines of each assessment and all the leveled texts with tabs so I can find the levels easily.
My other tip is to make sure that you write your name and school on the forms before you copy them! This seems like a small thing, but is so helpful as you roll through the assessments.
I’m super excited to share this FREEBIE with you!
Every time testing rolls around I have at least a few parents ask, “So, you worked with Sally this week? How’s she doing?”
I usually end up writing a letter with some basic score information but I wanted to make that process more consistent so I’ve put together a packet to share early literacy assessment information with parents. I’m not going to send this home with every student I test at the beginning of the year, but I will send it with anyone who asks. I also plan to send it with my four kiddos as they discontinue or reach the end of 20 weeks.
The packet includes a parent letter explaining the purpose of the assessments and a permission form for their child to receive Reading Recovery….
plus a parent form to explain each assessment and share the student’s scores. The forms include the national averages for beginning, middle and end of first grade to give parents an idea of where their child falls in the range.
It will be quick and easy to check off what the kiddo knows and send the packet home to parents!
Click here to download your free copy.
How do you stay organized for assessments? I’d love to hear your tips!