With the onset of Standardized Testing in the Primary grades on the rise, we realized that our little ones needed to be given instruction and practice on the Art of Bubbling (coloring) in that small little bubble under, beside, next to or above a picture, word, sentence , number, shape, addition or subtraction problem to show the correct answer to a question.
The Standardized Testing format must be taught to primary children in order for their knowledge to be truly assessed accurately. If the children are not taught the format they will just fill in any old bubble and say “I’m Done!”.
As teachers, we cringe when this happens because we know the child knows the answers but, because they are not given practice with the format, the assessment tool does not show what they really know.
This is why we decided to make these Quick Standardized Test Format Math Assessments to give our children practice with the format so that when they see it, they already have the background knowledge to correctly bubble (color) the correct answer.
Hopefully, because we have introduced them to this type of testing, when they start to take an actual standardized test, whether it be on the computer or a paper—pencil variety, they will not be stressed over the format and can truly answer the questions to the best of their abilities.
How it works:
After you have taught one of the CCSS give them the quick assessment test . Each test has the CCSS on the top so that you can give them in any order you wish.
These are wonderful to use for RTi information and parent teacher conferences.
Just read the Teacher Script passage that is on the top of each page for the children. The teacher Script is just a suggestion, you can change the directions to suit your needs.
We have found this to be a wonderful informal tool to use with our students and they really felt comfortable with bubbling in the answers and showing what they know.
Our little ones had to take a computer test at the end of last year and we felt they did better because they understood the Art of Bubbling and the format was not scary to them.
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