Personal Reflection On Effective Assessment

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I learned that it is important to understand and know the federal and state requirements for assessments. I, as an educator, will have understanding of them and have them somewhere in my room so I can look back on them. I learned that it is easier for you to assess a child by having a relationship with them and knowing them through conversation, as well as knowing and assessing their grade level of their development. It is important to make a plan when assessing a child and what type of assessment to do on a child that is most efficient. Ways I will incorporate this knowledge into my class is by having understanding of which assessment is best for assessing in which situations and environments. Such as when a child is showing me what they …show more content…
I also learned that you have a high role as a teacher and it is important to remember that so having respect for other people is vital. Communication with parents is important too and knowing them and understanding their child more through them can be very helpful. Having accurate and trustworthy assessments are important and it helps the teachers to become better observers. I learned that there are so many assessment tools and ways of assessing and the weaknesses and strengths of them which will help me in my career since knowing the weaknesses helps to way out which assessment to use as well as knowing the strengths. I learned I can assess by checklists, participation charts, diagram, sketches, photographs, frequency counts, rubrics, and rating scales. This helped me a lot because it gave me awareness in how there is more than one way to assess a child and some I hadn’t even thought of or was aware of. This helps me in my career since now that I am aware of all of these different ways to assess I can have more of an accuracy when I assess a student or students as a whole. Another thing I was aware of is how to make a portfolio on a …show more content…
This way you have more evidence. Assessments help teachers to understand and know a child’s needs. So thoughtful planning is very important from the teacher and teacher’s assistant. Ways in doing this is by having meetings and going over what each individual child’s needs are and adjusting to them in your lesson. Knowing where each child is at as well as, as where the class stands as a group can help the teacher a lot to know what to teach to the students. This information helped me a lot and somethings that I will do in my career as a teacher based off of knowing this information is assessing the children and knowing where they stand in their education so I can help challenge them and teach them the appropriate lessons based on their individual understanding. Scaffolding is important and helping children achieve learning something on their own is the primary goal. Meeting each child where they are at on their developmental scale is vital to helping them. I also learned that making an assessment out of a regular activity the students are doing is helpful and easier to assess. This will be a more efficient way to

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