Have you ever wanted to streamline how you send home student tests, collect parent signatures and have them all ready for reference for Parent Teacher Conferences? Well, I know I was sick of passing out test on random days (aka whenever I got to grading them) and I was also tired of not having test returned. If I send a test home with a grade, I want the parents to look at it, go over it with their child and send it back. I pledged that this year would be different… In order to honor this pledge, I designed this folder as an easy way to pass back tests and ensure that parents get to see what there student accomplished on variously weekly assessments.
I plan on sending this folder home every Wednesday. I figure Wednesdays are good days because what I don’t finish over the weekend can carry over a little. In the folder the students put all of their graded weekly assessments. I am talking Math Test, Reading Test, Spelling Test, Vocabulary Test, Math Facts/Fluency Tests etc. In addition the students fill out a Think Sheet that reviews their accomplishments for that week.
They will staple the Think Sheet to their tests, place it in their OWL folder and voila! They are ready to go home and share their accomplishments with their parents! This is a quick habit to pick up, it will help open the doors of communication regarding student progress and it will help hold the students, parents AND teacher accountable for test results.
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