The clinical field experience in this course must take place in a K-3 setting.
Allocate at least 5 hours in the field to support this assignment.
Review the benchmark assignment, “Small Group Assessment Plan” in Topic 5, as you will use this field experience to inform Part 1 of that assignment.
In this field experience, continue to observe the class. With your mentor teacher, select a small diverse group of 4-6 students (include at least one student with exceptionalities) and determine an academic area in which to assess them.
Select a technology-based assessment to use with these students. Your assessment should be a developmentally appropriate and engaging activity or game that will quickly assess the students' present levels in the selected area. It may be professionally produced, self-created, or pre-created by your mentor teacher. Implement the assessment to establish the students’ current levels of performance in the academic area you chose to assess.
For your technological device, you may choose to use an interactive white board, tablet, computer, augmentative communication device, or any other form of technology found in your classroom for this assignment. You are also encouraged to differentiate the assessment to meet individual student needs, as applicable for the students in the group.
In 250-500 words, summarize your developmentally appropriate and engaging technology-based assessment choices and rationalize how your choices meet the needs of students in your small group. Be sure to explain how you will use your findings in your future professional practice.
If technology is not available, create an alternative pre-assessment to implement. In addition, identify and rationalize technology that could be an appropriate support for the students identified as well as the school or district representative that supports technology to obtain tech support to meet specific student needs in the classroom.