Anecdotal notes are used to record specific observations of individual student behaviours, skills and attitudes as they relate to the outcomes in the program of studies. Such notes provide cumulative information on student learning and direction for further instruction. Anecdotal notes are often written as the result of ongoing observations during the lessons but may also be written in response to a product or performance the student has completed. They are brief, objective and focused on specific outcomes. Notes taken during or immediately following an activity are generally the most accurate. Anecdotal notes for a particular student can be periodically shared with that student or be shared at the student’s request. They can also be shared with students and parents at parent–teacher–student conferences.
The purpose of anecdotal notes is to:
* provide information regarding a student's development over a period of time
* provide ongoing records about individual instructional needs
* capture observations of significant behaviours that might otherwise be lost
* provide ongoing documentation of learning that may be shared with students, parents and teachers.
I use this proforma to keep these notes :)