Formative Assessments

7 Assessment Strategies That
Put Aside Paper and Pencil

Traditional Assessment When you think of assessments, the traditional method is of course paper and pencil. And when you think of paper and pencil “testing,” you may think of the required countless hours of grading that inevitably follows. As a teacher, this is often one of the most challenging barriers to overcome when planning lessons that include frequent formative assessments. However, how do we actually ensure that we are not only administering assessments but that we are actually collecting and using the data they provide to guide our instructional decisions, as well as monitor for student achievement? Because if we [...]

7 Assessment Strategies That
Put Aside Paper and Pencil
2018-12-31T17:12:52-04:00

8 Simple Ways to See if Students are on Track

One of the most challenging parts of planning effective lesson instruction is crafting purposeful formative assessments that are in alignment with a lesson’s Learning Goals. Often, teachers are tempted to give students a quiz or test as a means of monitoring their understanding, and just as often, this “assessment” takes on a standardized format like multiple choice or true/false. While there is a time and a place for this type of assessment, teachers should not feel confined to this traditional approach when lesson planning. True assessment for learning may be as varied as the Learning Activities that they accompany. After [...]

8 Simple Ways to See if Students are on Track2019-01-01T16:05:31-04:00