Personal Assessment Of The School Year

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1. Write a letter to parents explaining at least 4 ways (2 informal and 2 formal) of how you will assess your students. Justify your response.
Parents,
I would like to inform you that during the school year I will be implementing four different types of assessments on your children. These assessments will be in place to find out how they are performing in reading. There will be two informal and two more formal assessments that I will be doing throughout the year. One of the informal ways that I will assess your child will be by something called a running record. The running record is performed while in their reading groups. I will simply write down any mistakes or corrections that your child makes as they read. The second informal assessment that I will be performing is what is called the miscues. This process shows “a student’s ability to read accurately” (Vacca, J., Vacca, R., Gove, Burkey, Lenhart, & McKeon, 2015, p. 157). While your child reads to me I will simply mark how many words they got correct, how many words they self-corrected, if the child changed the meaning of a word, and if they changed the sound or structure of a word. The first formal way that I will assess your child will be by something called a diagnostic test. This test helps to “measure specific skills in areas such as phonics, structural analysis, word knowledge, and comprehension” (Vacca, J., Vacca, R., Gove, Burkey, Lenhart, & McKeon, 2015, p. 151). This will be an individual test…
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