Sunday, August 31, 2014

What's In Your Data Binder? (An Assessment FREEBIE)

I've just completed my fourth week of the new school year.  Four weeks that are always so jam packed with establishing routines and procedures with my new first graders.  Weeks that are also full of assessments . . .  formal assessments, informal assessments, assessments that can be administered whole group, and some that have to be given on an individual basis.  The info that I gain from these assessments is so important to me.  It gives me a starting point for my instruction.  It also gives me data that I can share with parents as we progress through the year.
Like many of you, all this info goes into a giant binder.

This binder has a tab for each student and most of the materials (such as extra recording sheets and various flash cards) I need to complete assessments.

Some of the data I include in this binder is:  letters (naming, writing, & sounds), sight words, running records, STAR scores, numbers to 120 (naming and writing), time, fractions, shapes, place value, and math fluency.
I collect some of this data through whole group whole group assessments.  However, a good deal of the assessments are one on one.  It certainly is a challenge to fit them all in, but totally worth it.

My data binder also houses student goal and achievement pages that help guide our data chats.  Students keep track of certain skills and set goals for themselves with these pages.  Students love it when they get to color in a prize ribbon for mastering a skill.


If you are interested in a closer look at the assessments and recording sheets I have in my data binder, click on the picture below.  I have put everything together into a packet that you can have for FREE.  

I hope some of you can get use out of this packet, even if it's just inspiration.  Thanks for stopping by and have a wonderful long weekend.
Best.

14 comments:

  1. Holy cow! I was soaking up your post, inspired to try something similar, ready to click "add to cart" when I saw you were generously sharing your resources. Thank you! First day is a Tuesday :)

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    1. You are welcome. So glad you can use this packet. Good luck with your first day.

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  2. Wow! Thank you so much for sharing. I clicked on the picture fully expecting to see the price. So surprised to see that it is free. Thanks! Looks like a wonderful tool! I really appreciate your generosity!

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  3. What a great resource to use at the beginning of the year. Thanks for sharing your hard work! Have a great week!

    Karen
    An Apple a Day in First Grade

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  4. Awesome! I will be using this. I love the pages with the ribbons for them to color as they read the goal. Thank you so much!!
    Maria
    meemsickle@gmail.com

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  6. Thanks for the great resource! (and sorry for the deleted comments-- I posted multiples by accident!)

    Years That Ask Questions

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    1. No problem. I wish comments would delete all the way.
      You are welcome for the packet.

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  7. this is a great packet - thank you so much for sharing :o)

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  8. Where/how can I find the packet? When I click on the photo as directed, nothing comes up.
    Thank you!

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    1. Hi.
      Click on the last image in the post. I just tried it. It links to the data binder.
      Hope that helps.

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  9. Thank you so much for this gift, Ive been looking for along time and found all the magic with you

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