SELF-STUDY: Formative Assessment (5 clock hours)

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“The low performing high school is now
classified as a School of Progress.”

Is your school moving in the right direction?

Can you tell if students are learning – how can you tell?

Three years ago Brian Creasman  became principal of a “low performing” high school and was confronted with these two questions. A high school classified as “low performing” obviously is not a title any teacher, administrator, student or parent wants for their school.

Out of everything (curriculum alignment, effective instructional strategies, etc.) Mr. Creasman learned that for an assessment to be effective, it should also be formative. Keep in mind that effective formative assessments result in instruction that meets the needs of each student. Formative assessments allow teachers to respond to the needs of the student quickly, however more importantly it allows the student to shape instruction (both a student-centered and teacher-driven education model).

The formative assessment program there continues and is constantly changing for the better. Once you have a well planned formative assessment program in place, your school will also see:

1)      A change in the culture within classrooms
2)      Concise communication of learning goals
3)      Varied effective instructional methods
4)      A new understanding for student learning
5)      Improved student engagement with targeted student feedback
6)      An increase in student learning!

Take the next step. Learn about and implement formative assessments in your school to discover and demonstrate for yourself, your students and your community what  happens when a school moves in this direction and you know students are truly learning.

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12 Reviews of “SELF-STUDY: Formative Assessment (5 clock hours)”:
  1. Elizabeth H. says:
    Five Stars

    Thank you - I enjoyed the course, good information - nice to review the difference between summative and formative assessments. Need to use more formative in our classrooms.

  2. Renee F. says:
    Five Stars

    Formative assessment is helping the student adjust their own learning to reach the desired goals. Thank you.

  3. Michael K. says:
    Five Stars

    Great lesson on what Formative assessment is compared with summative assessment!

  4. Lisa L. says:
    Five Stars

    Finally, formative assessments are easily explained. Thank you. Your information on Rubrics was amazing. Thank you for the Rubric explanation.

  5. Patty K. says:
    Five Stars

    Nice job!

  6. Melissa M. says:
    Five Stars

    This was a wonderful experience!! I loved the course - the content, the ease of access, the flexibility to complete the requirements on my own time, and the length of the course (5 hours was perfect - not too short as to not develop an enhanced understanding of the content but not too long as to take an inordinate amount of time). I will definitely be completing additional courses!

  7. Rita P. says:
    Five Stars

    The Formative Assessment course was one of the best PLB courses I completed (and I have taken about 20 courses). It was very informative and to the point. I especially liked the pre-test. It was obviously setting an example and it helped me to understand the concept and benefit of formative assessment. Well done!

  8. Richard H. says:
    Five Stars

    This was an insightful and timely course -- reflecting the latest thinking in educational best practices. The course illustrates that, for educators, there is much more to PROPER formative assessment, than meets the eye!

  9. Casey C. says:
    Five Stars

    I really enjoyed this class! I learned a lot, and I loved the online, self-guided format. I would definitely recommend this class to others.

  10. Megan R. says:
    Five Stars

    This was very informative and convenient for me. Thanks!

  11. Joy W. says:
    Five Stars

    Many thanks to you! I learned a great deal. The course proved excellent!

  12. Debra K. says:
    Five Stars

    Thank you, it was a simple easy way to acquire a quick knowledge on the topic of Formative assessment.

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