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Just like the cartoon above... We teach, but how do we KNOW they "get it"? Well, WE ASSESS!! The most useful way for a teacher to "know" is by giving mini-assessments along the way. I like giving 1 pre-test, mini test 1, mini test 2, mini test 3, then a post-test. This is usually how I evaluate students and graph data.
Short, but frequent, mini-assessments are less time consuming and allow teachers to see a "snap-shot" along the way.
The three of us (Kathi, Stephany, and I) have created several mini-assessments to help evaluate students. We have also correlated each assessment to Common Core standards.
The Common Core standards can be found here. They are organized by grade level and subject area. You can also download the standards in a pdf file.
KindergartenI have created mini-assessments for several of the Common Core Standards. Here are some free downloads for kindergarten.
I also have a several kindergarten mini-assessments for purchase. They are listed here.
Below are first grade mini-assessments for language arts and math assessments. Included are assessments for 1.L.2a, 1.L.2c, 1.L.2b, 1.L.1e, 1.RF.2b, ALL first grade measurement standards, ALL first grade geometry standards, and the first four Operation and Algebraic Thinking standards.
|Free Capitalization Mini-Assessment|
|Free "Comma in a Series and Date" Mini Assessment|
|Past, Present and Future Tense|
Second GradeHere are mini assessments for second grade Common Core Math Standards. They include ALL Geomerty Standards, ALL Numbers & Operations in Base Ten, ALL Operations & Algebraic Thinking and 2 of the Measurement & Data Standards. I have started on the remaining Measurement & Data Standards.