This standards portfolio is one of your most potent tools. Use to ensure that you are assisting the child in areas that he/she needs to succeed at this grade level. For children who are struggling, you may want to also use the previous grade’s standard portfolio to determine which areas they may need to work on to fill in instructional gaps. For children who are gifted and talented, you may want to also use the next grade’s standard portfolio to give them an extra challenge to work toward.
Use the portfolios to determine where they are currently at in the standard you are working on. Record this in the “Diagnostic” column, along with the date. Use the “Progress” columns to track progress intermittently as you work on this area with them. Finally, use the “Date Achieved” column to record when they have successfully achieved this standard.