ERIC Number: ED448942
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1998
Snapshot Assessment System for Migrant, Language-Minority, and Mobile Students. An Informal Tool for Classroom Teachers. Intermediate Level: Grades 4-6. User's Manual.
Rangel, Richard; Bansberg, Bill
This classroom assessment tool for grades 4-6 offers teachers a method to quickly identify the needs of migrant, language-different, and mobile students in language arts, mathematics, and science in relation to national content standards. The Snapshot System asks the student to perform a series of tasks that are keyed to content standards and organized progressively from fourth- through sixth-grade level. The results give teachers a general idea of what the student knows in each content area. Tasks are in both English and Spanish. Section 1 gives an overview of the system, including standards, benchmarks, contents, and structure; administering, using, and scoring; how the system was developed; a 16-item bibliography; an appendix on Spanish pronunciation; and an appendix on general directions for teachers. Section 2 charts specific tasks and content standards in language arts, mathematics, and science. The tasks and standards are referenced to national standards and benchmarks. Sections 3-5 give detailed instructions and test items for 10 language arts assessment tasks, 14 mathematics assessment tasks, and 15 science assessment tasks. Section 6 contains student proficiency checklists in language arts, mathematics, and science. Manipulatives included are two cardboard sheets of punch-out attribute blocks of different shapes and colors. (SAS)
Descriptors: Diagnostic Teaching, English (Second Language), Evaluation Methods, Identification, Intermediate Grades, Language Arts, Limited English Speaking, Mathematics Tests, Measures (Individuals), Migrant Education, National Standards, Science Tests, Screening Tests, Special Needs Students, Student Evaluation, Task Analysis
Mid-continent Research for Education and Learning, 2550 South Parker Road, Suite 500, Aurora, CO 80014. Tel: 303-337-0990; Web site: http://www.mcrel.org.
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Practitioners; Teachers
Sponsor: Office of Educational Research and Improvement (ED), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Mid-Continent Regional Educational Lab., Aurora, CO.