This blogpost was written last year as I was preparing for teaching 3rd class.
I’m in the process of making my assessment folder. Every teacher needs an assessment folder for their class.
This folder will include;
- Class list
- Standardised test scores from previous years/current year
- Teacher observations
- Meetings with parents
- Teacher designed tasks and tests results (spelling tests, project results, end of topic tests etc.)
- Samples of pupils work
- Resource – IEP’s and plans
- Learning Support – IPLP’s
As a teacher you are constantly observing the children in your class – did they understand the new maths concept? has their behaviour changed? can they answer comprehension questions? are they reading with fluency and expression? etc. By the end of the day it can be hard to remember about each individual child – here are some tips;
- Have a teacher clipboard with individual labels for each child (with their initials/number). If you notice something, jot it down. You can write it up properly later.
- Use a refill pad page – and jot things down on it.
- Make sure to include the date
Meetings with parents
It’s also useful to use a refill pad when recording key points of meetings with parents. Then you can just add these to the assessment folder.