ERIC Number: ED460132
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1999
Reference Count: N/A
Handbook of Kindergarten-Primary Assessment Tools. Consultation Draft.
Borger, Jeanne; Eckert, Karen
This handbook was developed to assist teachers in monitoring and charting the progress of kindergarten and primary grade students in the Chicago, Illinois, public schools. It is a loose-leaf binder of formal and informal tools designed to provide teachers with ongoing information about students' learning so they can promote continuous growth through appropriate intervention. The handbook is divided into five sections: (1) phonemic awareness; (2) reading comprehension; (3) writing; (4) mathematics; and (5) record keeping. Some of the instruments are appropriate for students at each grade level, kindergarten through second, but most are for use at one or two specific grades. The mathematics section includes a separate instrument for each of the skills listed in the Chicago Academic Standards. Within each section, instruments are presented with an introduction, a summary of key research findings, instructions to the teacher, directions to the student, the assessment itself, scoring, and interpretation information. A teacher survey, which readers are invited to complete, is included at the back of the handbook. There are approximately 60 academic assessments and 8 record-keeping instruments. (SLD)
Descriptors: Elementary School Students, Kindergarten, Kindergarten Children, Mathematics Tests, Primary Education, Reading Tests, Student Evaluation, Test Use, Writing Tests
For full text: http://intranet.cps.k12.il.us/Assessments/ Kg_PrimaryTools/Full_Handbook. pdf.
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher; Tests/Questionnaires
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Practitioners; Teachers
Authoring Institution: Chicago Public Schools, IL. Office of Accountability.