In order for formative assessment to be effective, several conditions must be met by and for practitioners. This new guide, designed to be a tool for enhancing formative assessment in an easily sharable and printable format, outlines these conditions.
One of the key distinguishers of formative assessment lies in the relationship between a student and teacher in the shared ownership of assessing what students know and are able to do. This guide can help practitioners of formative assessment develop and hone that shared ownership.
We're excited to announce the launch of a new initiative, sponsored by the Michael & Susan Dell Foundation, designed to help teachers more effectively implement formative assessment. Learn more here.
We've visited thousands of high schools around the world and seen young people doing world-class work both inside and outside the classroom. Here are the common conditions, cultures and connections we've observed that power this world-class work.
While everything about a learning environment may provide formative feedback to students, not everything qualifies as formative assessment. Here is what we do know about what formative assessment is and how it works.
By: Jenny Wise. There is one aspect of education that all teachers and learners face: assessment. So here are a few creative methods for using technology that can help provide a more accurate and useful assessment of performance and learning.
By: Sarah Ottow. By implementing formative assessments for ELLs, educators can develop a “language lens” that uncovers and showcases the growth of this culturally and linguistically diverse population.
With formative assessment, the purpose is to use the generated data in making instructional decisions either on a group or an individual basis. Teachers can support students with formative embedded assessment already - with or without technology.
The 3rd Annual Smart Lists continue! Today we’re celebrating coding, computer science and data resources including BrightBytes, LightSide, BLOC, and SAS.
With SAS Curriculum Pathways, educators can create compelling problem-based learning scenarios and strategically target instruction using formative assessment data to provide additional insight into the strengths and weaknesses of individual students.