Assessment Techniques

Assessment Strategy One

  • Once Susan becomes familiar with the content being taught it is important that myself and the teacher assistant regularly move away from Susan to give her opportunities to work independently. However, it is also important to monitor her work from a distance so I can assess how she is coping with independent work. Occasionally walking to her table and asking her questions about what she is doing will help me assess how she is learning. This will also help me to see if the strategy's I have put in place are working for Susan and I will be able to adjust the curriculum if need be to better suit Susan's needs.

Assessment Strategy Two

  • When putting together Susan's personal workbook, it is vital that I regularly test Susan on the words in the book. Once I see she has learned certain word from the book and can write these words without the visual pictures I can start to add more words and pictures to the book and expand on her reading and writing skills. I will not test her by having her complete a specific quiz but instead during spelling time I can cover the word in the book and show her the picture and ask her to write down the word.

Assessment Strategy Three

  • I think it is important to assess not only Susan academically but to also assess her reaction times and her control in regards to large motor skills. When outside during recess or during P.E class encouraging Susan to participate in all activities and standing close by her will help me assess over time how Susan is developing and improving those skills. I can start to challenge her skills by asking her to try catching the ball once I see her control of the ball has improved.