The following assessment grids are invaluable to my teaching. I find it makes reporting SO much easier if all my observational notes and assessment are kept in one place.
The grids can be used for almost any subject and can be modified to suit your student numbers and term length. I have on average 30 students and 10 week terms, so that is how they are set up at present.
The crosscheck grid is an easy way to keep observational records for a particular activity. For example, in mathematics, we cover the same topic for a while week, and may not come back to that topic until much later in the year. This grid means I can quickly see how students we working the last time, and also any notes I had made for future directions.
The Common Assessment sheet is a quick reference guide which shows weekly scores for students so that the needs and performance of the entire class can be seen at once. I use these mainly for spelling, homework and maths.
The final sheet is an individual record of student achievement. It allows you to keep all your comments about a student’s performance over one term together in one place. I use these mostly for literacy and mathematics. PP refers to ProgressionPoints, the grading given in Victorian schools.
I have included templates with example markings to give some ideas about how I use these charts day to day. I don’t usually do these on the computer; I have them printed out in a clipboard so that I can easily move around the class making notes as I go.