One thing I've been trying to focus on this year is giving my students the opportunity to set personal goals. I think that for anyone, if you don't have a goal, how do you motivate yourself to work hard?
My 5th Grade team uses a set of common assessments that I created this year. We have 7 Unit Math Tests that we use to assess our students. We give a pre-test and a post-test so that we can analyze student growth. While it's important for us to be able to see student progress, I think it's also essential for my students to see their own progress. I decided to create this Math Test Student Goals Journal.
Each unit test has its own goal sheet where students will analyze, compare, and graph their pre and post test scores. I hope that by allowing my students to visually see their progress, their goals will continue to increase as we continue through the units.