Monday, February 1, 2016

Star Reading Growth Report Freebie

Hi friends! I'm back with another freebie today! Does your school use Star Reading as an assessment? (If so, be sure and check out this post!)There are 3 screening dates throughout the school year (fall, winter, and spring) and we took the winter benchmark back during the first week of December. I feel like there's too much time in between those screening dates, so I usually test mine (as a group) once in between. Today we took the test so I could see how much growth (or lack thereof!) my students have made since the beginning of school. I was really pleased with my kids' scores! I ran the growth report to see the numbers and realized how valuable this information would be to parents. Yes, I know there are many reports, including a Parent Report, that you can print off and share with the parents, and I send those home, but I like sending this kind of "report" home for several reasons:

1) It's easier for parents to understand
2) I feel like they are more likely to look at it since I have written comments on it (Plus, they are required to sign off on it!)
3) It allows me to think about each student and reflect on their learning. If I just print off a report and hand it out, I don't have as good of an opportunity.
No, I don't teach Jim and Pam :) I just wanted to show y'all an example of one filled out. 

I thought I'd share if y'all want to use it! Click here to grab your copy! Let me know if you want a math version and I can post that too! :)