Observation Surveys (How is this tool used in assessment? (During…
How is this tool used in assessment?
During assessment for learning.
During the assessment the educator observes the student while they preform 6 tasks. These tasks provide the educator with information about the student's ability to:
Identify high-frequency words
Write known words
Understand concepts of print
Apply letter/sound relationship
Other reading skills
Can be used as a diagnostic asessment at any time of year.
What are the benefits of using this tool?
With the information from the tasks the educator can develop a more effective program for the student that is based on their specific strengths and areas of need.
How does this tool help educators?
This tool gives educators a lot of information on a student's literacy behaviours. This is helpful as it provides the educator with specific information about what direction their teaching should take.
Small group instruction
From Marie Clay's book: