Practical Formative Assessment

Assessing Student Understanding Minute-by-Minute, Day-to-Day

Join Us for a Day of Learning how to get Students to Achieve at High Levels and Increase their Overall Learning!

Target Audience: K-12 Teachers, School Administrators, Special Education Supervisors, and other educators desiring to learn more effective formative assessment methods.

Workshop Description & Overview

Overview: How do you get your students to be able to achieve at high levels and increase their overall learning? The answer is formative assessment that allows teachers to assess student understanding minute-to-minute and day-to-day. Research has shown that this type of effective formative assessment doubles the rate at which students learn! This means teachers who incorporate effective, formative assessment strategies in their classrooms, can have their students learn 12 months of content in 6 months. This practical and no-nonsense training will give K-12 teachers the effective strategies and techniques necessary to carry out successful formative assessment in their classroom. The teachers will actively participate and learn formative assessment strategies firsthand, as the instructor models how formative assessment is done in the classroom during the training.

Here are some of the topics that will be addressed in the training:

~Creating and utilizing clear success criteria (learning targets) for students

~Quick, effective formative assessment strategies to assess student understanding from ALL

~Practical student questioning strategies to elicit information from ALL students

~Importance of teacher feedback to guide learning

~Peer and self-assessment strategies for students to track their own learning

~Classroom grading practices

~Creating classroom recording systems to track and document student progress

Participants attending the training will receive:

* An excel gradebook template for recording and documenting formative assessment data.

* A collection of formative strategies that can be used in their classroom

Faculty/Instructor: Dave Shellhaas, Director of Curriculum & School Improvement, MRESC

Essential Details

Date: May 15, 2019

Time: 8:30 am -3:00 pm

Location: Ohio Northern University, McIntosh Center, 402 West College, Ada, OH 45810

Room: Wishing Well

Lunch: 1 hour On Your Own

Registration Deadline: May 1, 2019 @ 3:00 pm

GROUP REGISTRATION: Please register staff members separately. In order to minimize confusion and be able to send instant confirmation to all participants, we will no longer be using an external group registration form. If you are a Central Office member registering your staff, please register them individually. You will need to fill out this form completely multiple times. Thank you!

Registration Fees:

  • Districts purchasing presenter contract (i.e. Curriculum Services with Dave Shellhaas, MRESC) may attend at no cost.

  • $75 for Hardin, Shelby, Logan, Madison, and Champaign County Public School Districts, Boards of DD, & Career Centers.

  • $105 for school districts outside of the above counties or other agencies/non-profits.

Contact Hours:

  • Contact Hours: 5.5 Contact Hours Provided by the MRESC


Wednesday, May 15th, 8:30am-3pm

Ohio Northern University, McIntosh Center, 402 West College, Ada, OH 45810

What time should I arrive at the training site? Please arrive 15 minutes early to complete the check-in process.

Food & Beverage: Water and a muffin will be available at the beginning of the session. While coffee or other food will not be served, participants are free to bring snack items for themselves or to share with the group. Everyone will be on their own for lunch. Please plan accordingly…..

What You Should Bring? Participants should bring note taking materials and writing utensils with them to the session.

Our Cancellation Policy - Due to the costs associated with this event, cancellations must be received by Kim Leach at by May 1, 2019 at 3:00 pm. Cancellations received outside of this policy will not be accepted. Attendees and/or employing districts will be billed accordingly.

Midwest Regional Educational Service Center

Our Vision/Mission: The Midwest Regional Educational Service Center serves and supports students, families, and districts as an innovative educational partner.