It is, of course, good practice to identify students who struggle with concepts so that extra instruction (often presented in a new way or format or group size since the first way wasn't effective!). I tend to use entrance slips and exit slips for this purpose. I want to know exactly what my students do and don't know before we get to any type of summative assessment.
After I give the exit slips, I sort them into piles (shown criss-crossed here) so I can pull students to work on what they need. Sometimes this is one-on-one, other times it is in small groups. If all goes well, when it is time for the end of unit assessment, I have "caught" all the misconceptions, built stronger understanding, and they are ready to show me what they know!
Shockingly, this is not always the case, and all students do not always receive perfect scores on my summative assessments. Don't judge. So what do I do? Summative means "end", right?
I take a blank copy of the test to use as I grade them. As I notice students not doing well, not working precisely, not explaining clearly--or whatever other things I "notice", I write their names down right on the blank test. Like this. (Note: I just gave this assessment but made a "dummy" by replacing my students' names with fictitious ones).
My remediation/reteaching groups are right there ready to roll! I know which students need what skills, and I can pull them when I have time over the next days and weeks. The unit may be over, but the learning should not be.
After I record their names right on the test (that way I can see the questions they missed), I mark the dates I met with them and then put a star when I feel they have "gotten" it! I'm sure there is a better way to organize it, but this system has worked for me!
Anyway--just thought I'd share a little trick that works for me! I am a HUGE believer in using entrance and exit slips. If this is new to you, I have a few resources in my store that might help you get started...I put the link below. Have a great week!
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