Evaluation Of A Future Elementary Educator

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As a future elementary educator, I know that there are various methods for assessing students. In my opinion, assessment should vary depending on the age group being assessed. Students throughout elementary school learn in different ways and develop different levels of thinking as their learning progresses. A kindergarten student does not learn material in the same manner as a fifth grader; therefore, assessments should fit the objectives and goals of the students and also project their level of thinking and learning. I want to teach fourth or fifth grade students, so I will discuss the variety of assessments I will use, why I seek to use them, how I will incorporate them in my classroom, and weight their importance in my evaluations of…show more content…
Also, I would like for my students to complete journal entries every day. These will account for 15%. This holds a higher weight because the journals will be used very frequently, and are a wonderful way to assess students. They will start at the beginning of the day with their thoughts of the previous day’s work and will end the day with a reflection of what they have learned. These are objective of course, and will be completed daily. There will be a specific criteria they must follow that will be provided on a checklist for them to include each day. These journal entries are used to see what they have learned, where they are struggling, and what they feel they have done well on. This will be assessed by completion and the checklist criteria that they must cover for that particular entry. The checklist will cover such things as: a sentence on what you learned yesterday, explain the process you used, what do you want to know more about, what did you not understand, a sentence on how you feel this material is relevant, your name and date included, etc. Along with the journal entries, the students will be answering a bell ringer everyday that will be placed in their journals. This will account for another 5%. The bell ringer will be a combination of a critical thinking question and then a subjective question about what they have previously been learning. It will also incorporate some form of the future material to get
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