Assessing The Classroom Abilities Of The Target Student

1567 Words7 Pages
Assessments illustrate the needs of our students while emphasizing strengths. For literacy, assessments serve as a window into the pupils’ knowledge and development. Assessments provide detail information of pupils’ weakness and strength in literacy (Afflerbach, 2012). It is important for the teacher to incorporate various assessments to compile a holistic view of the reader. When teachers can identify student strengths and weaknesses, they can make informed decisions to guide their teaching. At the same, they can create activities targeted to increase student reading performance. Throughout this paper, I will exemplify the information gained during the administration of reading informal assessments. Likewise, I will provide examples of activities that I can incorporate to prove the reading abilities of the target student. During the pasts weeks, I have been gathering information from students to obtain a better understanding of their reading abilities. The initial findings of my assessments prompted me to choose a male African-American third-grade student. The research was not limited to what the student can do in reading; it also included the students social environment. If we want to acquire a good understanding of the students reading abilities, we should not limit ourselves with just assessments. Bear explained that interviewing students and parents can give us vital information into the student’s background and possible reasons for reading problems (Laureate Education,
Open Document