An effective form of assessment
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Kathryn Blakie, teacher:
"How effective do you think narrative assessment is as a form of assessment?"
Tracey Elderis, teacher:
"It’s a positive form of assessment. You’re not talking about what the child can’t do – you’re talking about what they can do. In terms of the child I work with, I actually found it helped me to see what he was doing with his reading, allowing me to see that he was doing a lot more than I thought he could do, and it’s actually allowed me to even use assessment – traditional forms of [assessment] … like running records on him – which I probably wouldn’t have…"
"…considered. So, definitely it’s the positive side of assessment and I now can, from what I take from the narrative, I can form my next steps, for this child."