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ERIC Number: EJ1014284
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2013
Pages: 8
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-0040-0599
Formative Assessment Made Easy: Templates for Collecting Daily Data in Inclusive Classrooms
Cornelius, Kyena E.
TEACHING Exceptional Children, v45 n5 p14-21 May-Jun 2013
Special educators are required to collect data on student progress and use it as formative data to inform instructional decisions. Being told to collect student data without being shown how to effectively and efficiently collect it, may cause teachers to become overwhelmed. This article provides three easy-to-use templates to facilitate quick data collection by teachers. The "anecdotal seating chart" allows a teacher to collect classroom notes. The "daily scorecard" gives a teacher a snapshot of all student work in one central location. The "objectives grid" facilitates easy IEP progress through event recording. Using such formative assessment can guide teachers in collecting data on student progress. Using reflective practice can strengthen a teacher's pedagogical practice. The purpose of this article is to illustrate how formative assessment and reflective practice can enable co-teaching teams to make data-driven decisions that impact student learning. (Contains 4 figures.)
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Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive; Journal Articles
Education Level: Elementary Secondary Education
Audience: Teachers
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Laws, Policies, & Programs: Individuals with Disabilities Education Act; Individuals with Disabilities Education Improvement Act 2004; No Child Left Behind Act 2001
Grant or Contract Numbers: N/A