Tip # 5
Monitoring and Adjusting
According to Popham (2008), Formative assessment is a process used by teachers and students during instruction that provides feedback to adjust ongoing teaching and learning to improve students' achievement of intended instructional outcomes. Understanding how and when to use formative assessment strategies in the classroom is an important part of facilitating instruction (Standard IV of the North Carolina Professional Teaching Standards.)
Strategies to Help You Monitor Student Progress
Hook Stations: Pre-Assessment Strategy
Fist to Five: Instant Student Feedback
How does Fist to Five act as both an assessment and a reflection strategy?
Why is it important to elicit feedback about students social experiences?
How could this strategy be used throughout a lesson to assess understanding?
Stoplight: End of Lesson Formative Assessment
What kinds of obstacles might students write on the red light?
How could the data gathered from the exit slips be used to inform future lessons?
How could you adapt the three categories of feedback for your classroom?