Formative Assessments

This collection features resources that assist teachers with formative assessment.  A number of engaging resources and tools are provided as well as a variety of way to utilize these tools to inform needs based instruction, differentiation, explicit instruction and groupings.

Formative assessment is assessment FOR learning (if done by a teacher) and AS learning (if done by a student).  These assessments are used along the learning path to inform instruction, identify needs and progress and inform next steps.  Progress should be monitored by the teacher and the student, and reflection should be part of the process.  

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The 7 Best Assessment Practices and Resources You Can Use Right Now
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This high impact article from Wabisabi examines best practices in assessment. The ideas are practical, low-organization and high impact.

Included:
*7 Mindful Assessment Tools (summaries, open-ended questions, student interviews, daily learning journals, peer teaching, quick draw showdown, self-grading)

*7 Best Assessment Practices (transform the test, consider where you are starting, make a diagnosis, master multiple choice, hold up a mirror, give great feedback, powerful portfolios)

Subject:
Arts Education
Education
Language Education (ESL)
English Language Arts
Math
Science
Social Studies
Material Type:
Assessment
Author:
Lee Watanabe-crockett
Wabisabi Learning
Date Added:
02/05/2020
9 Inspiring Student-Led Formative Assessment Activities
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"Every teacher knows that the classroom environment is a great place to allow students to “take the wheel” in learning. Student-led formative assessment activities can give students the power to learn more by being able to explain certain ideas themselves to their classmates."

Subject:
Education
English Language Arts
Math
Science
Social Studies
History
Material Type:
Assessment
Author:
Lee Watanabe-crockett
Date Added:
09/26/2019
The Best Web Tools for Making Fast Formative Assessments by Global Digital Citizen Foundation
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This article describes the best web tools currently around to build fast formative assessment. The article is from the Global Digital Citizen Foundation by Lee Wantanabe-Crockett.
It includes:
Quick feedback tools
Live quiz tools
Presentation and quiz tools
Video tools
No tech tools

Subject:
Educational Technology
Elementary Education
Workplace and Apprenticeship
Other
Material Type:
Assessment
Teaching/Learning Strategy
Author:
Melissa Lander
Date Added:
08/17/2018
A Collection of Some of The Best Word Cloud Tools for Teachers
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A word cloud is a visual representation of the frequencies of words in a text. Teachers can use word clouds for a variety of instructional purposes from creating class groups using students' names to reflecting on lesson plans, this article from 21st Century Educational Technology and Learning Blog outlines over a 100 creative ways you can use word clouds with students in class. Now that you have an idea of the educational and pedagogical potential of word clouds in class instruction, here are some of our favourite web tools an iPad apps we uncovered from our archive which you can utilize to easily generate and share word clouds. Check them out and share with us your feedback in our Facebook page.

Subject:
Electrical & Electronics
Material Type:
Lesson
Author:
Educational Technology and Mobile Learning
Date Added:
04/06/2018
Create Jeopardy Style Games!
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"Factile is the #1 Jeopardy-style classroom quiz review game! Learn why Factile is played by the best and get started now for free!

Create your own game in minutes
Search from thousands of premade game templates
Play Jeopardy-style, Multiple Choice, or as Classic Memory games
Use and share online flashcards
Play from your computer, tablet or phone
Users “buzz-in” for a fun and engaging classroom experience
New – Remote / Distance learning, including Remote Buzzer Mode"

Subject:
English Language Arts
Math
Science
Biology
Social Studies
History
Material Type:
Activity/Lab
Date Added:
05/13/2020
Daily Assessment with Tiered Exit Cards
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Read the Fine Print
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Marie Barchi models an effective process of formative assessment with her Algebra I students. During the lesson, Ms. Barchi assesses student readiness as they work problems so she can identify the type of exit card appropriate for each student based on where they are at in learning how to solve inequalities.She then quickly sorts the cards to identify which students are struggling and need additional support as well as which students provided average and above average work. As students enter the classroom, she directs them to one of three groups based on the information she gathered from their exit card assessment. This grouping allows for efficient and effective differentiation.

Subject:
Math
Material Type:
Teaching/Learning Strategy
Provider:
Teaching Channel
Provider Set:
Teaching Channel
Date Added:
05/24/2018
Digital Formative Assessment Ideas from Wabisabi Blog
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17 great tools for assessing your student's understanding online!
You could easily provide this list to students and have them select their own formative assessment or have them build one to share with the class using the PeBL philosophy.

Author: by Lee Watanabe-Crockett

Subject:
Education
Material Type:
Assessment
Author:
Melissa Lander
Date Added:
09/12/2018
Remix
ELA 10 A
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Remix and Share
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These rubric exemplars were developed to provide a consistent and common resource that aligns with the Saskatchewan curriculum and provide opportunities for transfer of responsibility between educator and student. These rubrics are designed to be edited by educator and student.

Subject:
English Language Arts
Material Type:
Assessment
Author:
Kelli Boklaschuk
Date Added:
08/21/2019
ELA 20 Outcome Based Rubrics
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Remix and Share
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These rubric exemplars were developed to provide a consistent and common resource that aligns with the Saskatchewan curriculum and provide opportunities for transfer of responsibility between educator and student. These rubrics are designed to be edited by educator and student.

Subject:
English Language Arts
Material Type:
Assessment
Author:
Courtney McDonald
Heather Phillips
Kelli Boklaschuk
Melissa Lander
Jennifer Loken
Date Added:
11/28/2019
ELA A10  & B10 Outcome Based Rubrics
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Remix and Share
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These 4 point rubric exemplars were developed to provide a consistent and common resource that aligns with the Saskatchewan curriculum and provide opportunities for transfer of responsibility between educator and student. These rubrics are designed to be edited by educator and student.

Subject:
English Language Arts
Material Type:
Assessment
Author:
Courtney McDonald
Heather Phillips
Kelli Boklaschuk
Melissa Lander
Jennifer Loken
Date Added:
01/13/2020
ELA A30 & B30 Outcome Based Rubrics
Conditions of Use:
Remix and Share
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These rubric exemplars were developed to provide a consistent and common resource that aligns with the Saskatchewan curriculum and provide opportunities for transfer of responsibility between educator and student. These rubrics are designed to be edited by educator and student.

Subject:
English Language Arts
Material Type:
Assessment
Author:
Courtney McDonald
Heather Phillips
Kelli Boklaschuk
Melissa Lander
Jennifer Loken
Date Added:
11/28/2019
Exit/Entry/Tweet Slips
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This site provides the rationale for using exit slips, and explicitly describes (in steps) how to use them.

Slip ideas are provided for exit as well as entry.

Variations are provided such as: slips, Tweets, ticket out the door, status posts, ticket in the door, entry slips, tickets, golden tickets, passports,

Subject:
English Language Arts
Math
Science
Social Studies
Material Type:
Assessment
Author:
National Behaviour Support Service (NBSS)
Date Added:
12/16/2019
Flipgrid - Empower Every Voice
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Flipgrid is social learning for PreK to PhD learners ... and beyond!

Teachers can create grids and add topics.

Grids are the meeting place for your classroom, your school, your department or any learning community to discuss your Topics.

Start with an icebreaker, add weekly reflections, share book talks, explore STEM principles, give mini-presentations ... any Topic to ignite discussion!

Check out the Flipgrid Educator’s Guide (copy and paste this web address into a browser: https://drive.google.com/file/d/0BzZGEfOtEWqPcGUzcFd2RzRjYTQ/view) by our awesome friends Karly, Sean and Jennifer!

Subject:
Education
English Language Arts
Math
Science
Social Studies
History
Material Type:
Activity/Lab
Assessment
Author:
Flipgrid
Date Added:
12/06/2019
Floop - Meaningful Feedback, FASTER
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Feedback is a very important tool for assessment, and it has a significant impact on student achievement (0.7 effect size, Hattie). However, students need to know HOW to use that feedback to improve their work, and ultimately their success as a student. This is where Floop comes in!

"Floop is a web app that saves teachers time and helps students see the value in feedback.

Feedback is the #1 driver of student learning. Help create the three conditions for transformational feedback.

Actionable Information
Students get the feedback they need, when they need it. Give feedback 4x faster than traditional methods with a digital dropbox and comment banks.

Agency to Act
Students engage with their feedback while it's still relevant. Help students act on feedback through conversations and resubmissions.

Feedback Literacy
Students learn how to use feedback to grow. Empower students to give feedback through guided peer review. Coach along the way with feedback read receipts."

You will need to create a free account to use this.

Subject:
Education
English Language Arts
Math
Calculus
Foundations
Pre-Calculus
Workplace and Apprenticeship
Science
Biology
Chemistry
Physical Science
Physics
Social Studies
Material Type:
Activity/Lab
Assessment
Author:
Floop
Melanie Kong
Date Added:
01/09/2020
Formative Assessment
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Remix and Share
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Formative Assessments (assessment for learning) refer to the ongoing process that students and teachers engage in when they: focus on the learning goals (know where they are going) take stock of where current work is in relation to that goal (know where they are now) take action to move closer to the goal (know how to close the gap)
Formative assessments are used to gather evidence, both formally and informally, for the purpose of improving learning.
It is not the instrument that is formative; it is the use of the information gathered, by whatever means, to adjust teaching and learning, that makes it formative.

Subject:
Education
Material Type:
Assessment
Author:
Sun West School Division
Date Added:
10/04/2018
GooseChase EDU
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Educational Scavenger Hunts for the 21st Century!

This app helps you facilitate scavenger hunts, where teams of students compete to find items you assign (in the physical world), then take photo evidence at each point and post it on the app. The app then keeps track of team points so you know which team won by the end.

This tool could be used for teams to complete assessments, or to provide feedback and capture an snapshot of their current level of understanding of the material. Students could also CREATE these for summative assessments to share with their peers if centered around a topic of study in the classroom.

Subject:
Education
Material Type:
Activity/Lab
Author:
GooseChase Edu
Date Added:
09/20/2018