Assess, reflect, retry, OH, MY! Well, we know that assessment, TRUE assessment, drives instruction if the teacher reflects on the gaps/problems and then adjusts instruction to support the learner's needs. The following are examples of assessments, observation notes/anecdotals that I use to drive my instruction with the whole class or individual. As always, take what you like and leave what you don't. : )
These data sheets are adapted from Jessica Meacham (www.jmeacham.com). I monitor their growth in each area monthly (unless it is a significantly low child, then I run off sheets to use daily/weekly. I start out using a yellow highlighter and I CIRCLE the ones they get CORRECT (with automaticity). We count and graph their success and woohoo them for their progress.