OTES Submission of Evidence
Below is an example of an informal assessment I gave a student (Brandon Stough). I had him read a short passage aloud. I started with a second grade passage since his IEP notes he reads significantly below grade level. I underlined words he needed assistance with in red so we could go back to them again. We completed the first question together, and I showed him how to eliminated choices he knew were not correct in order to find the correct answer. Then, I had him complete the second question and indicate within the text where he found the answer. He needed some minimal prompting to complete this successfully. I also usually have the students read aloud from the Dolch sight word list so I can gain further understanding of their fluency. This student was able to read 17 out of 20 in the second grade list, but became increasingly frustrated with the next list after missing several in a row, so we moved on to another task as I did not want his frustration level becoming too high.
Using this student as an example again, I also read a grade level (5th) passage to him to gauge where his comprehension level is when he is read to, rather than reading it independently. He struggles with fluency which ultimately impacts his comprehension. He was able to answer 5 out of 6 multiple choice answers correctly with minimal prompting. We spend the majority of our time together reading aloud together and working on comprehension skills.
Below are some example of our work on WebEx, along with some modified assignments and supplemental links I provided for him to differentiate instruction.
I hear you are a little confused about the fraction assignments in Compass. I think it may help to go back to the basics with this skill. I am attaching a quick assignment to take the place of one of your Compass fraction activities. You may print it out and scan it to send it back, OR you may just write your answers in an email and send it back to me. Please let me know if this is too easy, too difficult or just right for you. After you complete this, I will send another. Hang in there!
Please watch this video before completing the paper. You can go back and watch the video again if you need help while filling out the worksheet. You can also contact me with any questions, of course :)
Just click on the link. If it asks you for a username and password, use "treca" for both.
Once I know if this work is too easy, too difficult or just right, I will send you other fraction work based on that.
Instruction and Assessment
To make requesting a meeting as convenient as possible, I regularly supply students and parents with the link to this form to request times to meet in WebEx. I find it more convenient than going back and forth in emails trying to find a time that works for everyone.https://docs.google.com/forms/d/1DVybx66aEEEtFYfxqyheEDhglC0n5y-jhoUpoPgJFJI/edit
Parent and Student Surveys
Parent survey: http://www.surveymonkey.com/s/BRLSZQW
Student survey: http://www.surveymonkey.com/s/BJP3WLN