Formative Assessment

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Formative Assessment

The goal of formative assessment is to monitor student learning to provide ongoing feedback that can be used by instructors to improve their teaching and by students to improve their learning. More specifically, formative assessments:

  • help students identify their strengths and weaknesses and target areas that need work
  • help faculty recognize where students are struggling and address problems immediately

Formative assessments are generally low stakes, which means that they have low or no point value.

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Video Formative Assessments

Game Like Formative Assessments

Quizizz - Introduction

Quizizz is another way to conduct quizzes in your classroom similar to Kahoot and Socrative. COOL THING - Quizizz allows you to give students quizzes individually. Now your students can take a quiz anywhere and anytime they can get on the internet.

Quizizz - High Points

Reports - you can download in Excel

Homework button or Play Live! button

Instant feedback for students

Lots of Fun!

Quizizz Walkthrough

Kahoot! - Introduction

Very fun and exciting, allows you to not only formative assess, but review. Go to and it will tell you how to sign up. Once you have created an account, it's really easy to create a quiz. Once you have a quiz completed you can share it with your students.

Kahoot - High Points

Very fun.

Engaging Music.

Allows you to direct the speed of the questions.

You can download a report to guide your teaching.

How to make your first kahoot

Socrative - Introduction

Has three different ways to assess your students, through quizzes, quick questions, and exit tickets. Go to to sign up. After you sign up you will receive a permanent room number you can share with students. Students can log in by going to and typing in your room number.

Socrative - High Points

Mutliple ways to assess.

Reports you can use to guide your teaching.

Space Race is fun.

Socrative Overview - Snow

Triventy - Introduction

Is like Kahoot and Socrative allows you to create a quiz for students to take.

Triventy - High Points

Not as many ways to assess, but it is collaborative. It will email you the results when your game is finished. Students can create an account by using their Google/Active ID username and password.

Polling Assessments

Poll Everywhere

Let's you take a quick poll or exit ticket.