Our first ThinkLink results are in! The teachers at our school have been excitedly analyzing their students’ scores and comparing notes with previous teachers about individual student concerns and successes. For the most part, the ThinkLink reports were more positive for the majority of my second graders than some other assessments in Language Arts and Math that I had been collecting! Now, I feel I have rich support to guide my weekly lesson planning and instruction.
After meeting by grade level last week, teachers at our school began working collaboratively, compiling lists of students that scored novice or apprentice in specific subskills. Since I work with younger students, I’d appreciate hearing how some of you are beginning to track your students’ growth as they progress during the year.