Wednesday, November 6, 2013

The Stop Light Method: A Formative Assessment Strategy

Formative Assessments come in many shapes and sizes. They are used to gather information about where the students are or are not. The teacher then uses this information to make adjustments to individual or whole class instruction to address the apparent needs of the kids. These assessment strategies typically are not graded because the teacher is trying to find out what the kids do not know and use that information to make the class more focused. Take a look at the video below. The teacher is using a type of formative assessment where the kids tell her whether they are getting the class activity or not. She calls it her end of class stop light method.