Continuing with my research on using centers in my classroom, Nooks, Crannies and Corners suggested to determine the needs of the learners.
They gave a few suggestions on how to do this:
**Battery tests – short tests, one in each major area. Test in several ways: matching, writing, listening, etc.
**Student created tests
**Student’s personal preference/interests (questionnaire)
I did some research and found a couple of web sites to refer to when creating Learner Needs Assessments:
At our school, it is preferred that we give a pre-test and post-test. We do this to show growth, but I can see the value in assessing student’s needs as well.
What are your thoughts?