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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.

5 Fantastic, Fast Formative Assessment Tools

With tools like Socrative, Kahoot, Zaption, Chatzy, and Plickers, teachers can use tech for immediate feedback about how students are learning and understanding the lesson.

Stop Taking Papers Home to Grade: Flipped Learning Meets Formative Assessment

With the five-step mastery check, flipped learning teachers can quickly determine who understands the work, who's struggling, and who hasn't even watched the video.

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.

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.

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Scaffolding Student Reflections + Sample Questions

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5 Fantastic, Fast Formative Assessment Tools

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Dipsticks: Efficient Ways to Check for Understanding

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5 Fantastic, Fast Formative Assessment Tools

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4 Best Practices in Implementing GBL

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3 Peaks and 3 Pits of Standards-Based Grading

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53 Ways to Check for Understanding

How do you determine what students have learned? Download this list for ideas and guidance.

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4 Best Practices in Implementing GBL

For successful gamification, build the excitement, use the data you collect, make the game fun for all students, and never underestimate the value of play.

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5 Fantastic, Fast Formative Assessment Tools

With tools like Socrative, Kahoot, Zaption, Chatzy, and Plickers, teachers can use tech for immediate feedback about how students are learning and understanding the lesson.

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Homework When Students Are Ready For It!

Are students ready for the homework you give them? Consider assigning less of it, letting students choose assignments, and using it for review and assessment.

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3 Peaks and 3 Pits of Standards-Based Grading

When one school switched from traditional to standards-based grading, they saw positive changes in mindset, assessments, and communication -- but there's still room for improvement.

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Integrating ELL Students in General Education Classes

Through a blend of differentiated instruction and formative assessment strategies, ELLs can successfully keep up with their peers in a general education classroom.

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The Flipped Class: Formative Assessment
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Flipped-Learning Toolkit: 5 Steps for Formative Assessment

With the five-step mastery check, flipped learning teachers can quickly determine who understands the work, who's struggling, and who hasn't even watched the video.

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Blended Learning: Working With One iPad

Learn how one educator has found a way to put a single iPad to use so the whole class benefits.

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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.

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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.

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Six Strategies for Differentiated Instruction in Project-Based Learning

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

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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.

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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)

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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.

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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.

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