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Waldo Pafford Elementary

Engaging Formative Assessments

Formative assessment is an instructional practice in which teachers use a variety of methods to evaluate student comprehension and needs throughout the learning experience. teachers identify concepts or skills students are struggling with, make adjustments to their instruction, and personalize learning for students.

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Checking for Understanding

While summative assessments are a test of the learning, formative assessments are a test for the learning (while it is happening). From a thumbs-up to a pop quiz, there are many quick checks for understanding that you can use to assess and evaluate students’ progress during an activity or lesson to check the level of understanding. Digital tools allow you to capture a snapshot of students’ learning. You then can analyze the data and share the feedback with your students, teachers, and parents the next minute, the next day, or the next week.

Engaging Formative Assessment Resources