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explicit teaching
monitoring and assessment
classroom organisation
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Monitoring and Assessment


Monitoring and assessment are critical for successful teaching. They identify what needs to be taught (and what doesn’t) and, as part of the evaluation process they inform what’s been successful, what hasn’t and can provide insights into why it has not been successful. For the teacher it can be very rewarding plotting student change over time but it is also provides powerful documentation for reporting student progress to parents. Collecting and organising meaningful data over time is also important for school wide accountability as well as transition between year levels or between teachers.

Below are some practices which provide classroom teachers with meaningful data to support teaching and learning.

Four Resources Guideposts

First Steps Reading Developmental Continuum

Analysis of Reading Strategies

Read and Retell

Codes of Visual Text

SWOT Analysis

Self and Peer Assessment