Wednesday, May 16, 2012

End of the Year Assessments

It's crunch time!  The end of the year for us is coming quickly (18 days and counting)! 

That means lots of end of the year assessments for the kiddos.  One of the big ones is determining their Reading Level.  In our school we can use both DRAs and Rigbys to assess our students.  Unfortunately, our grade level only has one set of Rigby assessments to share among 6 teachers.  It's hard to get your hands on it!  We each have our own DRA kit, however, so I tend to use that throughout the year.  The kit only has one book for level so I'm kinda outta luck if I need to re-test a student on the same level.

Teacher's College to the rescue!  They have at least 2 Running Records for every Reading Level.  It comes with  a student copy of the text, a teacher copy, a rubric for calculating fluency, comprehension questions with a rubric and sample answers.  It's great!  I believe each running record is an excerpt from a children's book, but I haven't gone through all of them yet.

I organized all the levels in a binder because, well, I just love binders.  I made a cute cover for it and forgot to take a picture :(  But I did get pictures of the rest of it to show you.

I used these dividers (I love them!).  Although I did work at Staples for over 7 years, I am in no way advertising for them.  I just think these are the best for me!

I labeled all the tabs by level:

In the front of the pocket, I put the teacher copies of the running record:

In the back of the pocket, I put a copy of the sample answers:
(although the Reading Teacher said she prints out a copy of these for each kid and just highlights their answer)

And behind the pocket, I put the student copy in a sheet protector.  That way when the kids gross grimy hands are touching it, the paper doesn't get wrinkled and dirty and I can re-use it.

It's been a real life-saver at the end of this year and it's nice to hear some different stories being read aloud!


  1. Thanks for sharing your idea! My goal this summer is to work on becoming organized with everything!! :)

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    Learning Is Something to Treasure

  2. Thanks for the tips!! I love to organize!! It is one of my favorite things to do!! :)

  3. I like how you have all of this organized! I love to have things organized and ready to go when I need to use it. :)
    Conversations in Literacy

  4. Thanks for sharing! I'll check it out!

  5. I am looking for awesome second grade blogs because I am switching to second grade next year. I am your newest follower.


  6. What a great way to organize!! Love this idea and might have to steal *aaaa chem* borrow this idea hehe

    Jessica Stanford


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