We do a 'semi-formal' running record every 3 weeks. This is often in group settings. We do not do written comprehension tests formally because children can often understand more than they can write down, so to have them write their thinking would disadvantage them. In our school definitely, but as far as I know from research, worksheets are a no go zone generally (there are exceptions). At the end of every term we do a formal benchmark test.
Running records can be done in groups or one on one. By year 2 at our school it would be unlikely to sit only with one child. Children usually only need to read 120 or so words of a text aloud to be tested properly. (the rest is read in their heads and then discussed afterwards).
I would not trust the word of a junior school student as to if they've been tested or not- often they don't know. I'd say chat to the teacher.
Edited by OneDayDreamer, 03 September 2019 - 06:10 PM.