Monday, November 11, 2013

A list of 10 assessments to get feedback from your students about their level of understanding

Formative assessments are all about the teacher developing ways to get information about the level of understanding of her students. This instructional strategy can be made more complicated than it really is. The concept is simple. Find out what they, the students, know and adjust instruction to address their needs. Wow...not too difficult. The trick is developing ways that don't need to be graded. Many of these strategies require very little class time but deliver an amazing amount of information about the student's progress or lack of progress. Check out the link below. It takes you to a list and description of 10 simple assessment strategies. Have fun creating your own or using these.
http://www.teachthought.com/teaching/10-assessments-you-can-perform-in-90-seconds/