Monday, February 6, 2012

évaluation - l'écriture et la lecture

reading and writing continuum student evaluation
reading and writing continuum teacher evaluation (black and white)
reading and writing continuum (colour)
speaking and listening continuum student evaluation
(my edited version is here, we need something more specific to our provincial learning outcomes)
speaking and listening continuum teacher evaluation
speaking and listening continuum (colour)
The speaking and listening versions are for students learning English as a second language.  We are teaching students French as a second language, the sequence of acquiring the skill is the same (well it isn't great - I will look for something more specific to FI).

Six reasons why you will need few other reading and writing assessment tools if you adopt this or any other continuum similar in quality, scope, and sequence to use with students.

  1. Most important feature - you can only level up.  Anyone can glance at the continuum and see progress and next steps - grade 1 students, their next teacher, their parents who want to provide support, anyone.
  2. There is a student self-evaluative and teacher evaluative version.  They mirror one another, the student version is couched in clear target terms.  I only use the student self-evaluation version.  We all appreciate the clear language, why not assess students in simple, student-centered language?  Plus the student version does not assign an age range to each skill  - better for student self-esteem.
  3. The continuum tracks reading and writing skills from pre-school to high school.  Your students and their parents can see where they were in their learning, where they are, and where they will progress to next in reading and writing.
  4. The continuum should, must, ought to be included in each term report, a copy for the student and parents, a copy for the student's file.  Use a different coloured highlighter each term.
  5. This continuum will hold you accountable to differentiate your teaching.  When you highlight a student's continuum and see that so-an-so has mastered a particular writing skill there is no way your conscience will allow you to distribute mundane worksheets, one size fits all spelling tests, or watch-and-copy, uninspiring, whole-class writing.
  6. Listen up people - I guarantee that using this tool will make your report card writing easier, faster, more meaningful, and more accurate.

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