The following information contains valuable
tools that are used in this pre-school classroom to obtain assessment information. Since
it is a pre-school classroom, no grades are given. Therefore, the teacher needs other
forms of assessment that will help document the students progress through out the
school year. That is done with the following assessment tools.
- The use of daily behavior checklists, which include the following:
1. Sat for circle/calendar
2. Walked in the hall
3. Played appropriately with centers
4. Played cooperatively with peers
5. Followed directions at table time
6. Treated school/others possessions with care
7. Went to the bathroom independently
8. Stayed with group in lunch room
9. Came off playground when called
10. Cleaned up or lined up with or without assistance
- The use of IEP goal logs. These logs are checked periodically by the teacher or the aide
when the students are engaged in activities. The logs have the goal written at the top of
the page and then each childs name along the side of the page. It is done in a graph
form with the date at the top of each observation. There are logs for both group goals
(goals that all or several of the students have on their IEPs) and individual goals. An
example of a group goal is following 1-2 step directions and/or routine.
- The use of progress reports. There are two different reports. One for only the hearing
impaired students and one for the rest of the students. Each report includes pictures and
statements about various activities and events that occur during the school day. These
progress reports are the same as a K-12 report card. The difference between the hearing
impaired and the other progress report is that the hearing impaired report contains items
about signing and hearing aids.
- Quarterly IEP reports are also done for each child and sent home for the parents to see
- She also fills out a daily care and operation sheet for the phonic ears. These sheets
include such things as checking the phonic ears with the stethoscope, checking the battery
pack, ensure the proper placement of earmolds on the child, checking each childs
home hearing aids/earmolds/batteries.
- The only tests that are used in the classroom are teacher made unit tests. These tests
are given to the children on an individual basis. Due to some of the childrens
developmental levels, the test may need to be altered in order for that child to answer
the questions. This may involve having the child match pictures instead of giving the name
for a specific item. The tests mostly review the childrens knowledge of the
vocabulary and major concepts that were taught in the unit.
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