Facebook
Edutopia on Facebook
Twitter
Edutopia on Twitter
Google+
Edutopia on Google+
Pinterest
Edutopia on Pinterest Follow Me on Pinterest
WHAT WORKS IN EDUCATION The George Lucas Educational Foundation

Formative Assessment

Find and share ideas for checking in with students during a project, class, or semester to assess their learning and see if content or instruction needs adjusting.

Make It Count: Providing Feedback as Formative Assessment

Giving feedback that is non-evaluative, specific, timely, and goal-related will provide students with opportunities to revise and improve their work and deepen their understanding.

All Fun & Games? Understanding Learner Outcomes Through Educational Games

A good educational game offers engagement, assessment, and learning, with the game data providing a valuable invisible assessment opportunity for students, teachers, and parents.

Dipsticks: Efficient Ways to Check for Understanding

Through alternative formative assessment, teachers can check for student understanding without falling back on the tedious or intimidating pop quiz.

5 Research-Based Tips for Providing Students with Meaningful Feedback

Teacher feedback must be informative and encouraging for students to fully understand whether they're learning and what they can do to improve the learning process.

Hit the Mark with Digital Media Exit Cards

Learn about the importance of formative assessment and explore engaging ways of using mobile devices to enhance the tried-and-true exit slip.

Discuss

All Fun & Games? Understanding Learner Outcomes Through Educational Games

Last comment 2 days 17 hours ago
8 160 4,226 views

Make It Count: Providing Feedback as Formative Assessment

Last comment 20 hours 37 min ago
3 464 13,224 views

Making Sure They Are Learning

Last comment 13 hours 54 min ago
13 62 27,119 views

Making Sure They Are Learning

Last comment 13 hours 54 min ago
13 62 27,119 views

Make It Count: Providing Feedback as Formative Assessment

Last comment 20 hours 37 min ago
3 464 13,224 views

All Fun & Games? Understanding Learner Outcomes Through Educational Games

Last comment 2 days 17 hours ago
8 160 4,226 views

Browse

blog

There's No Time to Differentiate: Myth-Busting DI, Part 2

Make time for differentiated instruction with small learning teams, daily formative assessments, and managed activities that differentiated content, process, and products.

1 197 7,757 views
blog

Make It Count: Providing Feedback as Formative Assessment

Giving feedback that is non-evaluative, specific, timely, and goal-related will provide students with opportunities to revise and improve their work and deepen their understanding.

3 464 13,224 views
blog

All Fun & Games? Understanding Learner Outcomes Through Educational Games

A good educational game offers engagement, assessment, and learning, with the game data providing a valuable invisible assessment opportunity for students, teachers, and parents.

8 160 4,226 views
Hacking Everyday Objects Inspires Students to Explore Technology
blog

Trees of Knowledge

Maybe teaching isn't about delivering information. Maybe it's really about providing a landscape where curiosity takes root, growing a unique, vibrant, continual source of knowledge.

114 4,140 views
blog

Adding the Grit Scale to School Data

By adding Angela Duckworth's 12-item grit scale to the standard assessments, one school is investigating the possibility of measuring and teaching its students grit.

4 6 2,695 views
blog

Using Webb's Depth of Knowledge to Increase Rigor

Norman Webb's Depth of Knowledge Levels is a system that categorizes tasks according to the complexity of thinking required to successfully complete them.

2 291 41,744 views
article

Differentiated Instruction: Resource Roundup

In this collection of tools and advice from Edutopia and the Web, find resources to help you adjust instruction in response to diverse learner needs and interests.

30 6,417 views

Pages

blog

Dipsticks: Efficient Ways to Check for Understanding

Through alternative formative assessment, teachers can check for student understanding without falling back on the tedious or intimidating pop quiz.

32 150 195,018 views
article

Resources and Downloads for Differentiated Instruction

Educators from Mesquite Elementary School, in Tucson, Arizona, have provided these resources for you to use in your own school.

2 207 110,255 views
blog

Six Strategies for Differentiated Instruction in Project-Based Learning

Blogger Andrew Miller offers six simple, effective approaches to differentiated instruction in project-based learning.

7 20 99,478 views
blog

Hit the Mark with Digital Media Exit Cards

Edutopia blogger Matt Levinson illustrates the importance of formative assessment and suggests engaging ways of using mobile devices to enhance the tried-and-true exit slip.

13 2 92,224 views
article

Free Resources and Tools for "Authentic" Assessment

New York's School of the Future shares their assessment plans and rubrics, classroom projects, schedules, web links, and other resources to help you implement "authentic" assessment today.

2 2 70,360 views
blog

Three Ways Student Data Can Inform Your Teaching

Professor Rebecca Alber shares three ways to gather and use valuable student data to inform your instruction. (Updated 01/2014)

29 8 64,868 views
blog

Do You Check for Understanding Often Enough with Students?

Blogger Elena Aguilar reminds us why formative assessments are important and offers strategies to use during a lesson or topic of study.

69 15 59,687 views

Pages