which is followed by four substandards/descriptors (SL 5.1.A, etc.). This was all good until I realized that I could use my new skill learned at the San Diego EdCamp (thanks, Kyra Bowers!) to make a digital version and not fuss with a pile of paper and a clipboard as I walked around the room, or took notes during a Reading or Math group. Having my Google Form pulled up on a tablet is much cooler!
The GOLD is in the Google Sheet that is created. I use conditional formatting to color each descriptor so that I can see, at a glance, who may need some guidance and/or be observed again for mastery. I never feel like I have to assess every student during every discussion/lesson. However, I do feel it’s important to have more than one observation for each student per term. On the Form below, the students’ names are (not shown) at the far right: