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January 25, 2017
What is a Formative Assessment?
A formative assessment refers to the frequent assessment of a learner's progress to identify the learning needs and adjust teaching accordingly. It is the planned classroom practice of eliiciting evidence of learning at all times in the classroom.
• takes place during the learning process
• informs both teachers and students
• allows teachers to adjust instruction
• involves students
• cannot be separated from the instructional process
• is Classroom Assessment for Learning
Why are they important DAILY?
- Consider each student's learning needs and styles and adapt instruction
- Track individual student achievement
- Provide appropriately challenging activities
- Design student assessments
- Offer students opportunities for improvement
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Red, Yellow, Green-Independent Practice
TRUE OR FALSE
2. Students are graded on every formative assignment.
3. Formative instruction and instruction go hand-in-hand.
4. Formative assessment can help teachers differentiate instruction.
5. Formative assessment can affect scores on summative assessments.
- This is a strategy where students evaluate their own learning in preparation for a chapter or unit test.
- They group themselves in the classroom around four different kinds of laundry detergent: Tide, Gain, Bold and Cheer.
- In their chosen corner they will work on activities to enrich or improve their understanding of the required content.
- The teacher can readily assess the students' level of understanding of the basic concepts covered in the unit or chapter. The teacher provides support as needed, as well as help being provided by students who are sure they have mastered the content.
None of the work generated during this time counts as a grade, but students are scaffolded to increase their chances of success on the upcoming test.
Students can write on White Boards, their notebooks, or even a class Twitter page.