Targeted Checks – Management One
Expert Tips: Management Considerations for Targeted Checks
Overview: Use the following tips to reflect on the management considerations for your Targeted Check formative assessment. As you work through the activities, think about additions, edits or changes you can make to improve your work.
Remember that effective teachers:
- Know: How do you want your classroom to feel, look and sound?
- Teach: What strategies will you use to explain, model and communicate your expectations and procedures?
- Reinforce: What strategies will you use to support students in following the expectations and procedures?
- Enforce: What consequences will you implement when students are unsuccessful in meeting the expectations and procedures?
Targeted Checks Top Three Tips Video
Take a look at this short video outlining the top three management tips for successfully implementing a Targeted Check.
Targeted Checks Management Questions
Answer the following questions to guide your thinking on the best management considerations for your Targeted Check:
- What specific skill or content will you be assessing?
- How will you know that a student can or cannot do that skill or content?
- Are you assessing a complex skill? If so, did you break it down into parts, so that you can easily identify where students might struggle?
- How will you format this targeted check?
- Will you use an exit slip, technology tool, homework check, etc?
- Will you be able to identify each individual student’s work? How?
- Does this format support easy to interpret data so that you can respond in a reasonable amount of time?
- How long are you planning this target check to take? How will you communicate it and track that time?
- Are there materials (or information) that students will need to complete the targeted check? If so, how will it be distributed efficiently?
- In what ways will you hold students accountable for their work and behavior while completing the targeted check?
- How will you provide feedback for your students? Do you have ideas of ways you might be able to respond, once you have your data?
- If a student(s) is unable to follow the expectations and procedures, what consequences do you plan to implement? When will you implement them?
- Did you create and prepare an accessible Anchor?
- Where will the Anchor instructions/materials be posted?
- Is the Anchor something that all students can do?