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Data and Assessments
Assessments and Data
9 Jul, 2015. 6 Comments. A Day In First Grade, Back to School, First Grade, Kindergarten. Posted By: Kristen Smith

Data and Assessments

With just a few short weeks of summer left, I am trying to prepare as much as I can before the back to school chaos ensues. Last year I created an assessment pack that truly was a life saver. This year all I had to do was add blank pages to each section and I am ready to assess my sweet kinders when they come to me.

In order to keep everything in one place, I created an assessment binder and an assessment box. Whenever I need to assess my students, I simply pull out my binder and grab the box and I am ready to go. This truly made my life SO easy last year. What made it even better was that it was perfect when it came time for conferences and report cards. I simply pulled out my binder and all the data that I needed was in one place.

To give you a closer look at how it worked, I snapped some pictures this morning while I was adding in the new blank pages for this year.

kindergarten assessments-32Literally, the above picture shows you EVERYTHING you need to assess your students throughout the entire year! Inside my assessment box I have all of the cards needed for each assessment. Inside the binder is where I store all my student data.

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In my binder I have the list of assessments to the left. Each assessment has its own section along with my student pages in my binder.

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Each section comes with an explanation page that I put inside a page protector.

After that, I placed enough copies of each assessment for all of my students.

kindergarten assessments-20You will notice that each page tracks the students progress for the beginning of the year, middle of the year, and end of the year!

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In my assessment pack, I provide you with everything you need to assess your students throughout the year. Simply print, cut, and laminate your cards and you will have them for years to come! Last year I prepped this pack and this year all I had to do was restock the copies. (So simple!!)

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When it comes time to assess my students, I might take out a few manipulatives to make the assessments more “game like.” Especially in kindergarten, I want my students to try their best and also have fun while showing me what they know. (I don’t want them to have a negative connection with the word “assessment”.) When I assess 1-1 correspondence and numbers I might have my students make a tower using my blocks.

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This makes it less of a “test” and more ejoyable.

For colors, I love using Grimm’s puzzles. They are so incredibly beautiful and my students love them. For this, I would ask my students if they could take out a specific color. Or make a structure using red, yellow, purple, and green pieces. They don’t even know I’m assessing them!

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You can also have them sort blocks, buttons, or puzzle pieces using the color word cards!

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My students loved using these brightly colored items!

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I also included a few listen and draw/color pages. For this, I read my students the direction page and see if they can complete the tasks correctly. This is a great way to practice following directions.

{There are even blank pages included so that you can create your own assessments!}

All of these assessments are found in my “Back To School Assessment” Pack. You can find it in my TpT shop by following the link: HERE.

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6 Comments
  1. I teach in a Christian School also, in New Jersey. This packet looks amazing. What curriculum do you use?

  2. This is awesome! I am loving your organization and so need to start assessing these kids right away. The tool you have created is easy, manageable, and user friendly! I hope I a lucky winner!

  3. Pam -

    I would lime to know where you buy the thin plastic containers to store the letter/vocabulary cards
    Thanks,
    Pam

    • I got these at Hobby Lobby! I believe they were either in the scrapbooking aisle or sewing aisle.

  4. Claudia Morales -

    I love it!

  5. Love this! Do you have this for first grade?

6 Comments

  • I teach in a Christian School also, in New Jersey. This packet looks amazing. What curriculum do you use?

  • This is awesome! I am loving your organization and so need to start assessing these kids right away. The tool you have created is easy, manageable, and user friendly! I hope I a lucky winner!

  • Pam -

    I would lime to know where you buy the thin plastic containers to store the letter/vocabulary cards
    Thanks,
    Pam

    • I got these at Hobby Lobby! I believe they were either in the scrapbooking aisle or sewing aisle.

  • Claudia Morales -

    I love it!

  • Love this! Do you have this for first grade?

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