As special education teachers, we often are not provided with appropriate resources to assess our students current levels of learning. Or the resource we are given doesn’t meet the needs of all of the learning styles in our classroom.
We always make it work, we’re superheros!
But it’s time to use our superhero strengths for something else.
This Math Assessment bundle includes all of the parts needed to assess your students on the early elementary skills needed in grades K-3, with all the data sheets needed to collect baseline data and show progress on the mastery of the skills.
You may be wondering what the benefits of this assessment are, and how you would use this in your classroom:
The assessments are differentiated, making them easily accessible for all levels of learners in a thorough, consistent way. You and your administrators will have confidence in knowing that this math assessment fits the needs of all students across exceptionalities and limited communications.
You can assess students at the beginning, middle, and end of the year, or assess incoming students throughout the school year to see where they are academically. Never scramble again when you get a new student or enter a new classroom.
Assessments can also be used for or as benchmarks, or with students who do not perform well on the state-assessments… use this assessment to demonstrate student strengths.
The binder system is simple to put together, with instructions included and is an assessment resource you’ll have for years. It isn’t something you need to update each year or worry about. It’s always ready to print or copy and assess your student’s skills.
Instructions are included for each individual assessment, making it easy for paraprofessionals and support staff to help gather data on students.
And last, but certainly not least, this assessment helps with inputting actual data, giving you the data points and baselines you need to really progress monitor and achieve IEP goal and objective or RTI mastery.
So what comes within each section of the Literacy Assessment system?
To see a look inside of each of my Math Assessment binders, how I store all of the pieces, and everything in-between, you can watch the video below.
• Counting and Cardinality
Count to 100 by ones and tens
Write numbers 0-20
Greater Than, Less Than, Equal to
• Operations + Algebraic Thinking
Place Value + Rounding
Addition, Subtraction (fluently solve # problems [up to 3 digits] + word problems)
Multiplication, Division (fluently solve # problems + word problems within 100)
Properties of Operations (+ – x / )
Missing/Unknown-addends (+ – x / )
Odd + Even
Arrays of Numbers
Solve 2-step Word Problems Using the 4 Operations
I keep the addition, subtraction, multiplication, and division assessments in their own 1/2″ binders. Because we are working on these skills constantly, I wanted to be able to grab just the addition assessments or just the subtraction assessments… without grabbing the entire operations and algebraic thinking binder.
I keep all of the operation assessments within their respective binders too. The numerical assessments and the word problem assessments… they all go in the individual operation binder.
I keep the Place Value and Rounding math assessments in their own 1″ binder too.
• Number + Operations in Base 10
Compose + Decompose Numbers
Compare Two Numbers
Skip Counting (2-10, 20, 25, 50)
Number Lines (fractions + whole numbers)
• Number + Operations – Fractions
Express Whole #s as Fractions
I, also, include fractions on a number line assessments within this fraction assessment binder.
• Measurement + Data
Attributes of an Object (length, weight)
Measure Lengths of Objects, Compare Lengths, Estimate Lengths
Tell + Write Time (Digital + Analog) (increments: 1, 5, 15, 30, 60 minutes)
Graphs (bar, picture)
Volume + Mass
Due to the number of assessments included within the Time Math Assessment section of the bundle, I put this section in its own 1″ binder. Analog and digital time assessments are included, in increments from one minute to one hour.
Word problems for elapsed time are kept within this binder too.
Money get its own binder in my math assessment lineup. Increments from addition and subtraction under $0.50 to $100 and mixed practice are included, plus word problems.
Shapes + Their Attributes
Partition Shapes into Equals (2, 3, 4 parts)
As teachers, we need to adapt our assessments to what our students enjoy (to some extent) and provide them with appropriate accommodations and modifications to meet their needs… as well as keep them engaged in learning. Included in this assessment are a few digital portions to better help you differentiate and accommodate your students learning and assessment styles.
Simply download this resource on your computer and open the editable PowerPoints. They are provided in this format so you can reorganize the flash card order. Once you’ve put them in mixed order, save the PowerPoint as a PDF.
Then upload the PDF flash cards to your Google Drive or PDF reader app on your tablet or iPad. You can easily use the flash cards on any computer as well!
At this time, the flash cards are the only digital portion of the Math Assessment.
There are so many parts to this Math Assessment (it really is all-encompassing for K-3), that you are probably now wondering how in the world you are going to store it all and keep it organized in an easy-to-use manner.
I store the Math Assessment parts inside of white 3-ring binders. Each section of the assessment gets its own large binder, but you can use smaller binders for individual sections too. Whatever is easiest for you.
I use page protectors to store the assessment pieces inside of each binder. I, also, print the instructions on a piece of colored cardstock and slip it into the first page protector of each binder.
To store the flash cards and non-list items, I use 3-ring binder pockets. I found mine at Office Depot for $3 a piece (a little expensive… but they’ll last forever), but you can use any type of pocket or folder to store them. You can also store these pieces in the Iris photo bins and label the bins.
Clickable Supply List:
- 1/2″ 3-ring Binder
- 1″ 3-ring Binder
- 2″ 3-ring Binder
- Page/Sheet Protectors
- Colored Cardstock
- 3-ring Binder Pockets
- Iris Photo Bins
|Everybody is a genius. But if you judge a fish on its ability to climb a tree, it will live its whole life believing that it is stupid.
Assessments need to be easy to implement and should cover a wide-range of ability levels. It’s not one size fits all… and now it never has to be again.