When assessing a child's learning skills, wouldn't it be handy to have a checklist for your class? When speaking to parents during interview time, wouldn't a handy outline of the learning skills be helpful to help answer those questions as to what exactly does "independence" mean?
This checklist helped me during assessing and reporting on student learning skills. Reporting on learning skills has become a top priority for many school boards. Use the checklist for ongoing assessment of your class using short anectodal notes as you observe the students in class.