Observe and collaborate with your mentor teacher on the topic of administering formative assessments. In your collaboration discuss the formative assessment process:
- What types of formative assessment has your mentor teacher used or is currently using?
- What type of data does the formative assessment process generate and how does your mentor teacher find this to be useful?
- How does your mentor teacher use formative assessment to plan instruction?
Review data from at least one formative assessment your mentor teacher administered and discuss the plan of action related to filling in the gaps between what the students know and what they need to know.
Using any remaining field experience hours, assist the teacher in providing instruction and support to the class.
Write a 250-500 word reflection analyzing a formative assessment given in your mentor teacher’s classroom. Describe the action plan your mentor teacher plans to follow, based upon the results of the assessment, to fill in the gaps between what the students know and what they need to know.
Indicate the content area, grade level, type of assessment, and any other pertinent details. Include anonymous samples of the assessments and how you and your mentor teacher analyzed them.