What Is It?
- Informally evaluating student understanding throughout the learning process and using results to adjust instruction
- Providing students with in-the-moment feedback for learning using a variety of methods to check for understanding
Use continuous forms of assessment and feedback to drive instruction
Are always aware of where they are with the learning target and next steps for progress
How Can I Implement In The Classroom?
Establish clear learning targets
Use pre-assessments to gauge background knowledge
Use a variety of on-the-spot assessments to discover misconceptions and monitor understanding
Adjust instruction based on assessment information by reteaching, using examples of strong work, promoting alternative learning resources, differentiating with flexible groups
Provide feedback throughout the instruction process that moves learners forward
Encourage students to self-assess and determine next steps
Classrooms In Action
Formative Assessment In Elementary
Formative Assessment In High School