Formative Assessment

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Formative Assessment Overview

  • goal is to monitor student learning
  • help students identify their strengths and weaknesses and target areas that need work
  • help teachers recognize where students are struggling and address problems immediately
  • low stakes - little or no point value

Examples of Formative Activities

Observations - Questioning - Discussion - Exit/Admit Slips

Learning/Response Logs - Graphic Organizers - Peer/Self Assessments

Practice Presentations - Visual Representations - Kinesthetic Assessments

Indiviual Whiteboards - Four Corners - Think Pair Share

Quiz Format

  • Multiple Choice
  • T/F
  • Short Answer

Edmodo - Quiz Feature

  • Mobile App
  • Web Based


  • Allows for fill in the blank & Matching
  • Quizzes are saved - allows for future repeat
  • Can set time limits
  • Can schedule quiz in advance
  • Auto grading option
  • Allows pictures, videos, links & documents

Quiz Format - Game Style

  • Multiple Choice
  • T/F

Interactive Digital Boards

  • Short Answer
  • Picture Response
  • Video

Other Cool Tools to Try

  • Uniquely different - give them a try

MathChat

  • Mobile App
  • Web Based (Teacher)



  • Class code access
  • Allows for real time collaboration between teacher & student
  • Allows peer-to-peer real time collaboration option
  • Checks problem steps
  • Math keyboard
  • Supervised chat feature
  • Notification system for additional help request