Teaching and monitoring each students' progress toward mastery of the College and Career Ready Standards is essential in ensuring that we do not create instructional gaps in our students' learning. The CCR Anchor Standards are designed as a document to provide clarity and consistency across states, counties, districts, and schools. This consistency and clarity helps to ensure that all students attending public schools are receiving an equitable education.
Teachers need to track their students progress in order to plan for instruction that is customized for students. We need to remember that we should not grade the journey but rather the final product. We can do this by tracking where our students are in their progression of mastering each standard. Documenting progress helps us to respond to our students' needs and to provide meaningful feedback to the children in our class.
In the photograph below the teacher is documenting the progress each student is making toward a reading standard. Based on formative assessment in whole group the teacher grouped the students into three groups. While the teacher was meeting with each group the students' progress was documented. After instruction the teacher found that the class should be grouped into four groups for the next day. The colored boxes show how the students will be grouped for day 2 of retelling stories orally. The notes at the bottom of the sheet show what the groups will do the next day. This particular teacher will ask the para-educator to reteach the group that needs additional support. The para-educator will record progress on this data collection sheet. The teacher will keep this standard tracking sheet in a section of a binder that is dedicated to CCR Reading Standard 2. When this standard is revisited the teacher will have an idea of where the students should be grouped.
Hi! My name is Megan Haberkam. I am a S.T.A.T. teacher with Baltimore County Public Schools. I am passionate about teaching and learning. I am lucky enough to work with students and teachers on our constant journey of improving instructional practices and learning in our classrooms.