The Teacher Constructed A Dynamic Assessment

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During my filed experience one of the students (we will refer to as Robert) was struggling with learning basic reading and letter comprehension. The student was assessed prior for dyslexia and other disabilities and did not possess signs of these disorders. Other issues such as domestic problems had also been ruled out after meeting with the student’s parents. The teacher was concerned because Robert continued to have issues despite more one-on-one attention. As a result of this situation, the teacher felt that Robert was having issues because of his particular learning style. The teacher sought to test Robert to see if he was experiencing learning at a slower rate due to his individual learning style being an impediment. The teacher…show more content…
The teacher recorded his responses: Assessment Questions: • Test o Do you know your body parts? Answer Yes o What do each of the body parts do? Answer Recites parts he knows such as arm and leg but has difficulty defining their purpose. Appears nervous. o How many body parts do you have? Answer Knows answer but still appears nervous. • Teach o Listen to the song. • Test o Do you know your body parts? Answer Recites parts and gets most correct in terms of the parts described in the song. (Less Nervous) o What do each of the body parts do? Answer Discusses parts and gets most correct in terms of the parts described in the song. (Less Nervous) o How many body parts do you have? Answer Describes new parts in song and parts known prior to listening to the song. (Appears Comfortable) (This is an abbreviated version.) The teacher determined that Robert performs above average on the assessment. This led to the conclusion that Robert was likely having issues with performance anxiety. This issue is common but in the case of Robert it seemed to manifest itself in a serious manner that debilitated learning. The teacher began devising methods for intervention in order to solve this issue. Discussion There are several strategies that were used to assist Robert with his test anxiety. These are individually and curriculum based solutions. The first of these interventions is to work one on one with Robert to identify anxiety
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