I decided that I wanted to talk about Progress Monitoring as my type of assessment this week. Going into my 5th year as a special education teacher, it's something that I've attempted in many different ways. I think that as long as you're collecting data as often as you should be (this all depends on the student's IEP), that there is not one set way to collect the data.
*In the pictures for this tip, I used my dog's name. So when you see Jaxon DeLussey, don't worry. It's just my dog. He's so smart he didn't have to finish the school year. :) *
During the regular school year, I still give each of my students a folder. I don't group them based on ability level, rather we do Progress Monitoring one day a week, every other week (since most of my students need data points 2x a month). For those that need it less often, they still participate with everyone else (it never hurts to have too much data). For those that need it more often, I pull them aside during independent work on a day during the "off" week.
In the picture above, you'll see that I use half sheets to document Progress Monitoring data and they're kept in the left side pocket. What you don't see (because I just created this folder with my dog's name for this blog post), is that after the week's PM is "graded", I will put that work behind the PM sheets on the left.
On the right side is where I will keep the new PM work. I write the student's name on the top and the date that they will be completing it, which is typically Friday. If the student is absent, I just write AB, then write the new date when the student comes back to school.
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What tips or tricks do you have for assessment?