“Assessment is simply measuring success and finding out if we’re on target. So [assessments] can be helpful to us as parent-teachers to track progress over time, reveal strengths and weaknesses in our children. They can also help to reveal if we need to adjust our teaching, or modify our curricula.”
HSLDA Special Needs Coordinator Faith Berens joins host Mike Farris on Home School Heartbeat this week to discuss why regular assessments can be an asset as you teach your struggling learner! She explains different methods of assessment, accommodating your student in test-taking, and how to use testing to track progress.
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Faith Berens has 13 years of teaching experience in both public and private Christian schools serving as a Reading Recovery® teacher, reading specialist, and educational therapist. Her areas of expertise are early childhood literacy, reading assessment, and the identification and remediation of reading difficulties. She recently earned her master’s degree in reading from Shenandoah University. Faith joined the HSLDA team of Special Needs Coordinators in 2008 and also works as a private educational consultant, evaluator, and tutor. Some of her passions include reading for pleasure, singing, traveling, nature/science, leading Bible studies, and teaching reading to primary age children.
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