Tuesday, February 16, 2016

Formative Assessment - Powerful Teaching and Learning

A formative assessment is a tool to provide feedback to students. It is also used to help teachers check for understanding to guide future learning. Formative assessments can be digital or not. The traditional view of formative assessments is that they are not graded, but I would argue that a graded quiz can be a formative assessment if it is used to provide feedback and drive future instruction 

Why is formative assessment important for teachers and students?

Some of our favorite digital formative assessment tools: 
Some of our non-digital formative assessment tools:
  • Give 1 - Get 1
  • Whiteboarding
  • Note Card/ Post-Its Exit Slips
  • Fist to Five
  • Four Corners
  • 3 - 2 - 1
More assessment tools:

How do you use formative assessments in your classroom?