“LEARNING – IT’S LIKE SOLVING A PUZZLE” BETH CRITCHLEY CHARLTON
On October 3, as students were generally involved in working hard on a variety of crafts, singing, and dancing, children were individually given a set of informal assessment tests.
What is the purpose of these tests?
By informally listening and observing, we can determine each child’s current ability levels. We then look at each child’s strengths and opportunities to advance.
Why are such informal assessments important? Working from a child’s existing skills base the assessments help us determine the specific areas in which each child needs improvement. Individual lesson plans are then developed and fine-tuned based upon our teacher’s continual observations of each student. The process is designed to assess each student’s full range of capabilities.
The cycle repeats itself - every observation opens the door to developing an effective path for each child to learn new things.