Test-prep is officially in full swing in our classroom, and I am delighted to say that it is off to a great start. Our early success is much due to one word. CONSISTENCY. We have a plan of action, and we are sticking to it!Test Smash resource is the number one way that I am providing consistency to my students. The beauty of it, is consistency is built right in, no extra materials needed, because each day students know to expect the same categories of questions in the same format.
Every morning I am projecting the daily problems using my computer. I didn't even have to print it out. Some of my teammates have chosen to print out one copy to project using the document camera, and that works too. My students enter the classroom, get unpacked, and start their work in their math journals. I love having my students complete their work in their journals because again it cuts down on copies, but for my students that need a little more structure I have a few copies of the recording sheet copied.
This is another amazing part of how this test-prep is structured. Due to the same topics being covered each day, it really gives kids a chance to practice until mastery and give them a sincere sense of success.
While they are filling it in I am able to walk around and take a super quick inventory of how my students are doing. For example, I know the student above has mastered several topics, but I need to include him in my small group for input-output tables. This easy data collection method is a true lifesaver!
This Test Smash resource comes ready to go for third, fourth, and fifth grade math standards. Be sure to pop on over to TeachersPayTeachers and check out the previews for a fuller look at each product!