formative assessment

What Do Students Think They Learned? | – Education Article

In the last two blogs, I have focused on strategies teachers can use to 1) assess prior knowledge before a lesson and 2) check for understanding during a lesson. I’ve suggested that teachers build mechanisms into their lessons to collect formative assessment data. That way, they can use that data to design learning experiences that better meet the needs of their students. The third piece to this puzzle is a post-lesson reflection. The post-lesson reflection is an opportunity for students…

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Strategies for Embedding Formative Assessment – Education Article

True formative assessment is messy. It’s not a quiz or a mini summative assessment. It is a “constantly occurring process, a verb, a series of events in action, not a single tool or a static noun” (NCTE Executive Board, 2013). Providing feedback that fortifies is extremely rewarding because “as teachers are seeking information about how students are learning, students are also engaging in self-reflection about their reading, writing, and thinking processes” (Ryan, 2014). Below are some strategies for embedding formative…

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Gimkit – Mix Things up with a Great New Review Game – Education Article

Everyone Loves Review Games You can never have too many options for review games. Mixing things up keeps things fresh. I’m happy to add another tool to my Kahoot, Quizizz, Quizlet Live, Flippity rotation. Gimkit Gimkit (Gimkit.com) was made by a group of high school students from Seattle, My first impression is that they combined the look of Kahoot with the play of Quizizz, then took it to another level with some serious gamification. Create Classes Classes allow teachers to control…

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Assessment for Learning: It Just Makes Sense – Faculty Focus – Education Article

Assessment for Learning (AfL), sometimes referred to as “formative assessment” has become part of the educational landscape in the U.S. and is heralded to significantly raise student achievement, yet we are often uncertain what it is and what it looks like in practice in higher education. To clarify, AfL includes the formal and informal processes that faculty and students use during instruction to gather evidence for the purpose of improving learning. The aim of AfL is to improve students’ mastery…

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In the Heat of Learning, Good Questioning Is Powerful – Education Article

By Jackie A. Walsh In the heat of a game, coaches call time-outs to stop the action and provide feedback to players to enhance their future play. These pauses afford opportunities for coaches to reinforce positive performance, activate their players’ prior knowledge/skills, and assist team members in customizing what they know to fit a current situation. Time-outs also provide players an opportunity to stop, reflect, and identify gaps between what they have been doing and what they know how to…

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