By letting children take turns filling in blanks the teacher can determine which children understand this concept and which do not. Many published tests and assessments can be modified slightly for use in embedded assessment. Before moving on, she wants to assess whether her students have developed an understanding of rhyme.
Embedding Assessment in All Classroom Activities Assessment is an important part of instruction and serves three primary purposes: In summary, embedded assessment, which has also been referred to as ongoing assessment or diagnostic teaching, is a particularly effective way of accomplishing a need to assess progress without compromising valuable instructional time.
Another child picks up a book and flips through it like a flip chart. Some of this information can also be obtained during informal readings of traditional books. For example, perhaps a teacher has been providing children with instruction about rhyme and other word characteristics.
We know just from watching that this child understands such concepts as orientation of book, reading from front to back, and turning pages right to left. It is critical that assessment provide us with information that is instructionally relevant.
Teachers embed assessment in instruction by including specific activities that allow children to demonstrate their current knowledge and skills without having to stop for a formal test.
This child does not yet understand conventions of story reading other than the notion of turning pages. By embedding assessment, we do not mean teachers should spend their days drilling students on isolated skills such as letter or word recognition, sorting items, or identifying colors.
This test can be done formally at the beginning of the year to mark student progress, yielding such information as whether children can distinguish text from pictures, understand orientation of print, concepts of words, etc.
Instead, we mean that teachers should embed activities within instruction that will help them understand what their students know. Rather than taking children aside one by one, and asking them to group picture cards by rhyme, the teacher could instead read a story to the whole class which makes extensive use of rhyme patterns.
For example, a child seated on the floor picks a book from a pile, turns it over, and starts leafing through it. While reading the story to the group, the teacher could point out the first few instances of rhyme and then see if the children can help fill in remaining rhymes.
Standardized tests such as the Brigance or Woodcock Johnson may provide information about specific skills and general grade level equivalents, but they do not help us determine what we must teach tomorrow in order to move a child toward increased competence in reading and writing.
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