One of our goals is to find creative ways to help students take ownership of their own learning. The TEKS Sorting Cards place the language of the TEKS in a student-friendly format, allowing students to sort them based on perception of their own learning. For example, at the end of a unit of instruction, students can sort the cards into categories such as: “I can do this with help,” “I can do this on my own,” or “I can do this in more than one way.”
The TEKS Sorting Cards will give teachers a student’s perspective on where they are in their learning and help them target areas of student success as well as where additional instruction may be needed.
For students served by special education, the Sorting Cards can be used to gain student input for progress monitoring, self-selected TEKS-based goals, and the Present Levels of Academic Achievement and Functional Performance (PLAAFP).