Attached is the Center for Evaluation Services’ (BGSU) 5 year evaluation of Project MORE. Please feel free to use this information in conversations with administrators, board members, mentors, etc.
October 30, 2007
October 5, 2007
In response to Beth’s posting: I am finding that it takes a few days or a week or two to get a real “feel” for a student’s level. We were given a sheet that gives us suggestions for where to start in Reading-Tutors after doing the DIBELS. What I’ve found is that in most cases, at least here at my school, those levels are on the low side, so I tend to have to skip a level or two the next week or so. In the meantime, students are zipping through their folder work in a day or so (those at the lower levels aa-E, before they do the Fluency Passages). In no way does a folder last 4 sessions for my students. I have found that some can last 2 days, but rarely 3 or more. I am hoping that once we find a more correct level for each student, and get into fluency passages, the folder will last the whole four days, or at least 3 days.
Does anyone else find the same thing? Or, is it because I am new to Reading-Tutors and am not doing things correctly? Just hoping someone has some ideas for me.
I’m slowly getting into a “system” for doing folders a bit faster, but does anyone have any great hints for making it go even faster? I’m not doing too bad, but at another program, the girl has 53 folders to do and it’s taking up her weekends!!!!!
Also – does anyone know what a “ping” is? This is the first I’ve actually used the BLOG, and it asks if I want to “Allow Comments” or “Allow Pings”. Huh?????
Thank you! Dawn Hamman, Independence Education Center
October 4, 2007
As requested, we have created 3 cards that a mentor can give to a student.
These will let the student know that the mentor is seeing progress and
appreciates the student’s determination.
October 2, 2007
I just came up with an idea for the mentors. I printed and laminated small tags; one says “DO A COLD AND WARM READING FIRST TODAY”. The other says “DO A HOT READING TODAY”. I will tape the appropriate one to the front of the child’s folder to remind the mentors.
When a student’s folder needs the coordinator to make changes; a red tag is placed in a pocket on the front of the folder. If the folder is ready for the next day (no changes need to be made) the green tag is left showing on the front of the folder.
Putnam County ESC
124 Putnam Parkway
Ottawa, OH 45875 Toll Free: 1.888.319.3560
Attached are the current directions to the Putnam County ESC.
If you google, mapquest, etc. this address; you will be given incorrect directions.