Applying Practical and Pre-Assessment Practices
By Lori Jaeger
Posted on 3/14/2019 - 3 minute read
Teachers seek a wide variety of information about their students in the first few weeks of the school year. This information relates to student characteristics such as content knowledge, cultural and linguistic background, social, emotional and physical development, interests, and overall health. Information about these and other characteristics may come from a variety of resources or practices such as surveys, observations, conferences, prior teachers and other assessments. The role of pre-assessment whether formal or informal to gain an understanding of what your students know, understand, and are able to do, is crucial in preparing for instruction. It enables teachers to modify learning activities based on differences and special needs of students. Pre-assessment practices set the stage for how well students will behave, attend, and learn throughout the school year.
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