Anecdotal Notes: Definition & Examples


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Teachers can often benefit from using anecdotal notes. What are anecdotal notes?

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1. Anecdotal notes are most effective when they are _____.

2. How are anecdotal notes used when making placement decisions in special education or gifted programs?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

For this quiz and worksheet, you are asked about the definition of anecdotal notes. You can also find questions on using formative assessments and parent conferences.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

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  • The definition of anecdotal notes
  • Using formative assessments
  • Using anecdotal notes in special education and gifted programs
  • Collecting data about an institutional practice

Skills Practiced

  • Defining key concepts - ensure that you can accurately describe anecdotal notes
  • Knowledge application - use what you have learned to answer questions about using notes at parent conferences
  • Information recall - remember what you know about using formative assessments

Additional Learning

To discover more, use the lesson titled Anecdotal Notes: Definition & Examples. This will help you study the following:

  • Informed instruction
  • Using journals
  • Observing students in different settings