…actually it’s more like 6, 7, 8 🙂
It’s the first round of interim assessments! Students have been “showing what they know” in all subject areas, including enrichment, ALL week! That’s EIGHT assessments for my little 1st graders!
I adminster the assessments in small groups in my office/intervention space. I very, very rarely use tangible rewards for student behavior…until this week. It literally saved me! My prize bag consisted of only pencils, pencil grips, & erasers, but it got the job done!
I pull the small groups in order to provide the following accommodations:
reduced distractions to student
reduced distractions to other students
With the differences in accommodations, I give each assessment a minimum of 5 times apiece. I’d SO rather be teaching & can’t wait for next week!
I can’t always schedule the pull-out assessments to occur at the same time the rest of the class is taking their assessment (due to being in more than one classroom), so I have to get creative:
I made individual students bags consisting of a book, a ring of Ms. D’s cards (i.e.: game cards, flashcards, etc.), and activity pages (a.k.a. worksheets). My students LOVED the bags & I received positive feedback from the classroom teachers that they were happily busy while other students were taking the test.
I also made a testing sign for my office door:
There’s 2 versions: “we are showing what we know!” and “we are hard at work!” To pick up both copies, click HERE!
Happy (almost) Friday!
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