By Suzanne Klein on
5/22/2015 10:59 AM
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Now that you’ve learned what formative assessment is, why you should use formative assessment in your classroom, and six practical tips, it’s time to take what you’ve learned and apply it to your class.
These five formative assessment activities can be used across content areas to quickly gather information in regards to how well your students are mastering content or concepts.
Use this activity to assess individual students’ understanding of the lesson or a particular focus skill. Give your students approximately 3 minutes to write a summary of the day’s learning/lesson.
Next, ask them to highlight or circle 10 words or phrases that best represent the learning. (If a student doesn’t have that many, ask them to choose 5 or so.)
Lastly, students take those chosen words and write a one sentence summary using the words.