Work with your mentor teacher to create a class profile that includes all available assessment data on your students. Reiterate with your mentor teacher that all information obtained from your students must be anonymous. You must not report actual names of students. If your mentor teacher is uncomfortable giving you this information, ask for his or her assistance creating a class profile of a typical group of students in the same grade level and content area as your practicum placement.
You can gather data from in-class assessments or standardized assessments. Be sure to include the following:
- Student Name
- Reading Performance Level
- Math Performance Level
- English Language Learner
- Socioeconomic Status
- Parent or Caregiver Involvement
- Internet Accessibility
- Other (if applicable)
You may not use the “Class Profile” document for your benchmark assignment, but you can use it to help you work with your mentor teacher to create your own class profile.
Using any remaining field experience hours, assist the teacher in providing instruction and support to the class.
In 250-500 words, summarize the collaborative process with your mentor teacher and reflect upon the importance of gathering assessment data for your future professional practice. Be sure to explain why all student data is important in understanding and assessing student needs.
Submit your class profile and summary as one deliverable.