Running Head: SOCIAL STUDIES PRE-ASSESSMENT1SOCIAL STUDIES PRE-ASSESSMENT 5Social Studies Pre-AssessmentYvonne R SmithGrand Canyon University: ELM 550-0500March 24, 2021IntroductionPre-assessment is a crucial tool that teachers use to assess student's knowledge about a certain lesson unit before being taught. At a K-8 class level, it is used in social studies to make instructional decisions on pupils' needs and strengths, determine patterns that are flexible for grouping, highlight which learners are ready for advanced instructions, and help them are below standard achievement.Assessment usually works much better in small groups as it provides enough time for a tutor to work and allows all the students to participate fully. Selecting a group of five students is appropriate for a pre-assessment field task. The criteria for selecting my student team will be based on a mixture of the students above, at, and below standard achievement. One of the students will be above the standard
achievement who answered questions precisely and right in the previous classroom observation. Two of the other studentswill be the ones at standard achievement who participated well in the classroom, and two of the rest will be the ones below the standard achievement and need couching and tutoring to be able to achieve the required standards before the teacher can start teaching the social studies lesson. Mixing the students' strengths to work together will provide away to help them learn from each other. The brightest studentwill provide knowledge and learning needs to the other students on the concepts and data necessary for the social studies lesson.