In Ohio- we have to write Student Learning Objectives (SLOs.) These require us to have baseline data in math for all students. The assessments are then given periodically throughout the year to measure growth.
In this document you will find 5 cumulative math assessments. These can be used at any point in the year but have the majority of first grade common core math standards on each one. There are 5 assessments and you can use as many or as few of them that you need.
Since many of the skills will not have been taught at the beginning of the year- I always tell my students to “Try your best even if the answer might be wrong. If you get really stuck- mark it with a question mark or cross it out.” I have included a sign stating this that can be displayed in your room.
You will also find recording sheets at the end of this document that can be sent home to communicate scores to parents or also be used to keep track of student learning in your classroom.
I will use these assessments as jump off points for where to begin instruction at the beginning of the year. I still will use pre-assessments and post assessments weekly during instruction.
I designed these assessments to have the same type of questions for easy grading and comparing of scores. This way you can tell if they miss question #8 on asessment1 and 2- you can tell that they are struggling with comparisons. #8 on each of the 5 assessments are all comparison questions.
For #27 and #28- I actually give the addition assessment once a week starting second quarter. Once a child passes it- they start taking the subtraction assessment once a week. This way it gives them multiple times to try to pass it!
Hopefully these will be a valuable resource for you and your teammates!
CC First Grade Cumulative Math Assessments
by Danielle LaSota
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