Formative Assessment

What is Formative Assessment and why is it important?

“Formative Assessment – planned classroom practice to elicit evidence of learning minute to minute, day by day in the classroom; along with non-summative assessments that occur while content is still being taught. Both of these can inform teachers of what students know or do not know, help students understand what it is they are ready to learn next, so teachers can adjust their instruction accordingly for each of their students.” Kelly Goodrich


Read more about Formative Assessment

Is the feedback you are giving students helping or hindering?

Changing what teachers do is more important than changing what teachers know

Practical ideas for classroom formative assessment

Five Steps for Successful Classroom Integration

Keeping Learning on Track (KLT)

What does research say about involving students in the assessment process (self assessment)

Formative Assessment:  The Minute-to-Minute, Day-by-Day Kind

Formative Assessment vs. Summative Assessment Results:  Timing Matters

Dylan Wiliam:  Unpacking Formative Assessment

Improving Student Performance Requires Varied Teaching Strategies and Techniques

Formative Assessment Techniques to try in the classroom

  1. “10 Assessments You Can Perform In 90 Seconds”.
  2. The Popsicle Stick
  3. The Exit Ticket
  4. The Whiteboard
  5. Corners
  6. Think-Pair Share
  7. Two Stars and a Wish
  8. Carrousel Brainstorming
  9. Jigsaw
  10.  ABCD Cards
  11.  Basketball Discussions

I would like to acknowledge that the above information has been provided by NWEA and the Teach. Learn. Grow. the education blog“Founded nearly 40 years ago, NWEA is a global not-for-profit educational services organization known for our flagship interim assessment, Measures of Academic Progress® (MAP®). Educators trust our assessments, professional development offerings, and research to help advance all students along their learning path.”

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