Assessment of Student Learning: Questioning and Discussion

Assessment of Student Learning: Questioning and Discussion

Using the technique of questioning and classroom discussions for an assessment of student learning provides the teacher with an opportunity to increase their students’ knowledge and improve understanding at the same time. Teachers, however, are cautioned that they should ask thoughtful, reflective questions rather than simple, factual ones and then give students adequate time to […]

Formative Assessment Strategies for your Classroom

Formative Assessment Strategies for your Classroom

Formative assessment strategies are similar to standard-based learning strategies and can fulfill both areas of instructional and learning support as well as assessment. Some of the strategies are:

Preassess students.

(Every pretest should be simple and to the point. Give a test that tells you only what the student needs to know.)

Share learning goals with students.

(Re-write your […]

Summative Assessment vs Formative Assessment

Summative Assessment vs Formative Assessment

Let’s compare ¬†formative assessments with summative assessments. In short, formative assessments are used to shape instruction and determine student mastery in an effort to improve student achievement. Summative assessment, however, are administered at the end of a course to determine student mastery overall, basically it is final. Formative assessment is never final. Formative assessments are […]

Types of Formative Assessments: Quizzes

Types of Formative Assessments: Quizzes

As educators, we have access to various resources when it comes to designing lessons, assessments, and remediation. The same is true with formative assessments. There are no “cookie cutter” approaches to formative assessments as several types exist.
Formative assessment is NOT LIMITED to any one of the following: multiple-choice, short answer, or essay assessments. Instead Formative […]

Using Formative Assessment at School

Formative assessments at the school level can be used to:
Track student progress through the approved curriculum and against state and provincial standards;
Identify the needs and challenges of specific classes, grade levels, and demographic groups;
Create profiles of individual student learners, and identify students with specific needs, and plan instructional sequences that meet their […]

Why Use Formative Assessment in Learning

Why Use Formative Assessment in Learning

The usage of formative assessments in class as a way to guide instruction and to authentically determine student mastery offers many advantages, far beyond higher test scores. According to Chappius & Chappius (2007), although all formative assessment practices have the potential to increase student learning, assessment for learning in the classroom offers a number of […]

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