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Different examples of formative assessment

David Wees Learning Specialist: Technology for Stratford Hall

Hi all,

I've created a presentation (with some help from my colleagues) on different examples of formative assessment.

You can view it here:
https://docs.google.com/presentation/pub?id=1nzhdnyMQmio5lNT75ITB45rHyLI...

Note the definition I'm using at the beginning of the presentation:

A formative assessment or assignment is a tool teachers use to give feedback to students and/or guide their instruction.

It is not included in a student grade, nor should it be used to judge a teacher's performance. Both of these would be considered summative assessments.

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Director, Antioch Center for School Renewal

Love that David! I can see

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Love that David!

I can see that being a very useful resource! We always find that the sticky wickets are twofold: 1) We have a devil of a time being sure that all the releases are in place when we have kids in the video and 2) Sound quality can be so poor when we use anything besides really good quality recording equipment and a boom mic.

Have you had good results with what you've been filming?

Learning Specialist: Technology for Stratford Hall

I don't have any video yet.

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I don't have any video yet. I'm hopeful that we can capture some of these formative assessment strategies in the field as the grant we are working under has some money available for capturing video of classrooms.

K-12 teacher from UAE, Dubai

Really amazing

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Really amazing presentation.
I am using some of these examples of formative assessment but I have never known that we call this " Formative Assessment "

Thank you David

Fifth grade classroom teacher

I see that this post goes

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I see that this post goes back some time; however, I appreciate finding these examples. I use many of those examples presented; however, I don't document a thing! Any good ideas on how to quickly do this?

Director, Antioch Center for School Renewal

Hi Chris! There are lots of

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Hi Chris! There are lots of ways to document- both low-tech and high tech! I use everything from my smart phone (to snap pics and videos of quality work and behaviors) to a file folder/ notecard system for jotting notes about what I see and hear while kids are working. There are apps that can help as well. You're welcome to look at my Pinterest boards with some practical examples here: http://www.pinterest.com/criticalskills1/
Or on Edutopia's board:
http://www.pinterest.com/edutopia/

Feel free to pop back in with more specific questions or to share what you like!

K-5 Instructional Technology Specialist, Edcamper, Graduate Professor

Completely agree with Laura

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Completely agree with Laura on using your phone to document everything. You can use it as a great source of material for a classroom blog or newsletter.

Fifth grade classroom teacher

I use my phone all the time

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I use my phone all the time to take photos of work, and I have a classroom FB page where I post pics. I do have permission from parents and my district. :) I guess I was thinking that documentation had to be in a format that was more formal.
Thank you so much for the feedback!

Learning Specialist: Technology for Stratford Hall

Here are some templates,

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Here are some templates, created by a colleague of mine (Sara Toguchi) you can use to collect data. Note that these assume that you have taken the time to anticipate some of the possible student responses to your work, and what conceptions and misconceptions these responses might result from.

https://drive.google.com/file/d/0ByRs79o6SgLdTjhXd0VuTnlVVUE/edit?usp=sh...

Consultant in Educational Technology

Thank you so much, I

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Thank you so much, I downloaded it.

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