Proficient Homework

What type of data does the formative assessment process generate and how does your mentor teacher find this to be useful?

Observe and collaborate with your mentor teacher about the following aspects of assessment, testing, and differentiated instruction:

  1. How is instruction adjusted according to state and district test results? How is professional development adjusted according to state and district test results?
  2. Explain how instruction is differentiated based on state and district test results.
  3. How is technology integrated to administer the tests?
  4. How are test results delivered to families?
  5. Considering laws of assessments in respect to IEPs etc., how are accommodations provided, delivered, and included in the analysis of state and district test results?
  6. What types of assessments/strategies are used to prepare for state and district tests?

Using any remaining field experience hours, assist the teacher in providing instruction and support to the class.

Consider your discussion and collaboration with your mentor teacher. Write a 250-500 word reflection describing how your mentor teacher analyzes and adapts instruction based on assessment results. Why is this practice vital in meeting the needs of all students? Be sure to reflect upon how you will use these findings in your future professional practice.

Observe and collaborate with your mentor teacher on the topic of administering formative assessments. In your collaboration discuss the formative assessment process:

  • What types of formative assessment has your mentor teacher used or is currently using?
  • What type of data does the formative assessment process generate and how does your mentor teacher find this to be useful?
  • How does your mentor teacher use formative assessment to plan instruction?

Review data from at least one formative assessment your mentor teacher administered and discuss the plan of action related to filling in the gaps between what the students know and what they need to know.

Using any remaining field experience hours, assist the teacher in providing instruction and support to the class.

Write a 250-500 word reflection analyzing a formative assessment given in your mentor teacher’s classroom. Describe the action plan your mentor teacher plans to follow, based upon the results of the assessment, to fill in the gaps between what the students know and what they need to know.

Indicate the content area, grade level, type of assessment, and any other pertinent details. Include anonymous samples of the assessments and how you and your mentor teacher analyzed them.

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