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Assessment During Individualized Daily Reading (IDR): Putting It All Together

By Beth Newingham on June 3, 2013
  • Grades: 3–5

Once I really started using IDR assessments on a regular basis and keeping careful records of student progress, it became overwhelming to figure out how to best organize and sort the information so that I could truly use it to guide my future teaching, complete report cards, share it with parents at conferences, etc.

Franki Sibberson and Karen Szymusiak, authors of Day-to-Day Assessment in the Reading Workshop, created an awesome assessment profile web that compiles the assessment information that is gathered about a student over a period of time.

Since their web did not work perfectly with the assessments I use in my own classroom, I created my own web that is very similar to the one in their book.

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Beth,
Your blog and website has been a limitless resource that I have truly enjoyed. The state I am in is currently shifting from state standards to the Common Core Standards. I have noticed that your ideas for reading, writing, and math workshops as well as your assessments are very aligned to the Common Core since they are focused on the end goal and the steps needed to get there. My question is how do you translate your IDR assessments and other assessments from writing and math into grades for parents and report cards?

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