Describe the tools/measures/approaches you plan to use to get a more detailed and accurate profile of students’ learning in relation to that challenge. Justify why you chose these approaches and tools.
As my focus in an issue on student learning in reading, I plan to use a range of reading assessments to understand the issues for student learning.
First I will do a running record on all children in my target group. I will do this to get more qualitative data about their reading ability and comprehension. From the running records I will look closely at what is happening in the way of decoding, and comprehension.
Second, I will look at standardised test data from STAR and PAT reading. I will look at this in comparison to their running record and note similarities and differences in achievement from one test to the next. I will also look to see if there are patterns within the group or outliers that suggest other areas of need.
Third I will collect student voice about reading. Focusing on what they find challenging and what they enjoy about reading. This will provide some additional data to build my profile.
Fourth: I will video my reading groups and note what I am seeing in the way or reading behaviours and discussion behaviours. This will focus purely on what the students are doing.
Finally: I will look back at reflection notes and note any interesting discovers I have had as a teacher this far in our learning.