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  • Christle Johnston

    April 11, 2020 at 3:18 am

    As stated previously, I love the idea of spiraling and I can’t wait to be back in the classroom and be able to figure out how to incorporate this in with my special education students. I feel like they are always so focused on tests and grades and they never really look at the big picture or think about whether they actually feel they have mastered a concept. I like th idea of assessing by learning goals, being comfortable with changing the plans, and interleaving your assessments. I also love the idea of calling assessments “check ins” rather than tests. I feel like kids would feel so much less pressured and we’d really get a better idea of where we need to adjust our teaching and whether we can proceed to the next lesson or if we need to pivot and reteach skills again. I love that the assessments don’t just cover the main topic being taught, but continue to revisit those previously taught concepts as well.