Mathematics Design Collaborative

2015 - 2016

FALs (Formative Assessment Lessons)

Link to website that has the Formative Assessment Lessons

Which FAL am I going to do?

Use this form to communicate which Formative Assessment Lesson you plan to do and when.

Non-negotiables to keep in mind while planning for a FAL:

1. Pre-task:
  • No teacher assistance
  • No written feedback
  • No grade
  • 100% individual
  • Not to be returned to student until AFTER post-task is completed

2. Whole class Introduction to the FAL:

  • Do NOT reteach (do not try to close gaps observed from pre-task)
  • Students already grouped homogeneously

3. Collaborative activity (FAL):

  • Approximately 3 to 5 feedback questions visible to students
  • Strategic questioning (ex. answer question with question, don't hover and wait for them to answer)
  • Adhere to time
  • Pay attention to possible "presenters" (asking students who "get it" to share with class later, during whole-class discussion)

4. Whole-class discussion:

  • Student sharing/presenting
  • Students can question or discuss after that share

5. Post-task:

  • 100% individual
  • Not graded
  • Not homework

Files (you may want handy)

Other Resources

Important dates to mark on your calendar

Cohort 1: 8:30am - 3:30pm

Central: Horizons Unlimited, 1636 Parkview Circle, Salisbury, NC 28144

  • September 17th
  • October 15th
  • November 19th
  • February 4th
  • March 17th

East: Rocky Mount Middle School, 841 Nash Street, Rocky Mount, NC 27804

  • September 17th
  • October 15th
  • November 12th
  • February 4th
  • March 10th


Cohort 2: 8:30am - 3:30pm

East: Rocky Mount Middle School, 841 Nash Street, Rocky Mount, NC 27804

  • September 24th
  • October 22nd
  • November 19th
  • February 11th
  • March 17th
  • April 14th

South: Southeastern Community College, 4564 Chadbourn Hwy, Whiteville, NC 28472

  • September 25th
  • October 30th
  • November 19th
  • February 11th
  • March 17th
  • April 14th