Formative assessment: informal, frequent, ungraded check-ins that help teachers understand how their students are doing and offer feedback during the ongoing learning process. In other words, what teachers do every day! Learn more about the philosophy and implementation of these mile-marker moments.
I admit it. When I first began teaching, I thought I knew how to effectively engage students in self-assessment. In retrospect, I realize we may have just gone through the motions at times. It took a …
Author: Erin Beard
Topics: Formative assessment
A few years ago, I came across "10 assessments you can perform in 90 seconds" by TeachThought and really enjoyed the formative assessment strategies they outlined. Using formative assessment …
Author: Kathy Dyer
When I was in the classroom, I felt skilled using data. My students set daily personal goals, we had learning targets based on our data, and students had assessment goals. I often taught whole-group …
Author: Cara Holt
There is no shortage of formative assessment strategies, techniques, and tools available to teachers who use formative instructional practice in their classrooms. Here is an extensive list of 75 …
Human-centered formative assessment drives long-term, holistic success for students. Because there is still confusion around formative assessment, let’s explore what it is and why it should be a …
Want to know a secret? I didn’t mean to become a secondary ELA teacher. One of the reasons why an ELA endorsement wasn’t originally at the top of my list was this persistent worry: How does one …
Topics: Formative assessment, Classroom tips
There’s something to love about the first pancake that comes off the grill in the morning. The first pancake usually comes out a little more lumpy, misshapen, or overdone than the rest. Yet …
Author: Chase Nordengren
Topics: Formative assessment, Assessment basics
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