From Our Teacher Advisors: Assessing Students
- Grades: PreK–K, 1–2, 3–5, 6–8, 9–12
Our five seasoned teacher advisors share their tips for evaluating students through observation, testing, and day-to-day activities.
Grade 3 teacher Marissa Ochoa explains how, whether preparing for state tests or unit exams, building confidence and mastery of material through engaging and cooperative settings helps students prepare to demonstrate their learning and succeed.
Mentor teacher Jeremy Brunaccioni offers new teachers insight into using assessments to help kindergartners reach the new standards for achievement — a level previously not expected until 1st grade.
The structure and format of standardized tests don't have to be stressful or scary. Jill White, a seasoned elementary school teacher, shares her strategies for incorporating questions and testing conditions into everyday activities to help young students feel at ease when exam time comes.
Middle schoolers need to understand the directional terms they encounter on standardized test. Teacher advisor Kechia Williams explains how she helps her 6th graders master these key words to ensure they are ready for open-ended questions.
High school literacy teacher Nicole Sledge uses a variety of TV-inspired activities and confidence-boosting strategies to get students ready for high-stakes exams.