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So, as if we don't test enough in Kindergarten (4 tests for midterms, 4 tests for report cards, 3 MAP tests, next years IL KIDS Assessment, now my "p" wants pre/post testing. I mentioned that we already routinely asses the children as we introduce new material to continually check for understanding, and then we do a end of the unit/chapter test. Well, this isn't good enough, it has to be a formal pre-test and then post-test so that "growth" can be shown. The entire year of Kindergarten is a year of growth!

Does anyone have any pre/post test they can share? or any information about pre/post testing in Kindergarten?


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Do you mean a pre/post test for every unit, or just one for the year?
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I believe he is looking for something aligned to common core, that can be given as a pre & post test.
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We have been doing pre/ post test in our classes for 6 years now per my "p".

I complained at first but now I like seeing the growth or lack of growth

This is our process for ELA, Math, S.S & Science

1. We have a cumulative pretest that contains questions for each common core standard that we must teach that marking period. About 2 or 3 questions per standard.

2. We give the pretest the 1st day of the marking period. We don't show students the test b/c we use it again for post test.

3. We use the data to determine grouping for that marking
period.
4. We give biweekly check up tests to see how students are progressing.
5. The last week of the marking period, we give the exact
cumnilative test as a post test that we used for the pre-test so
we can compare students responses on the exact test questions

I hope this was helpful & I explained it clearly
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Our P asked for a math pre/post test this year. We chose essential standards for the year and wrote a test to cover them. All the standards are important, but we chose the ones that we absolutely want kids to know before they go to first and only covered those on the test. We love it, it's great having a list of who still needs to work on a standard. We have intervention aides and use that time to reteach in small groups or with individuals.


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I believe he is looking for something aligned to common core, that can be given as a pre & post test.
So just one cumulative test for the year, or one for each unit of study?
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There is no such thing as "common core" and the sooner it's gone, the better. There is no "one size fits all" when it comes to individuals - that's the key word, isn't it?
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