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.
- A quick formative assessment tool also encourages all students—even shy ones—to participate in discussions.
- A quick assessment strategy replaces raised hands, encouraging more students to contribute by accommodating their different processing needs.
- When students make “I notice” and “I wonder” comments on course content, teachers can see what they know—and what they need to learn.
- A strategy for using a quick, whole-class reflection on content as a verbal exit ticket.
- This quick exercise scaffolds peer critique for elementary students.
- Through alternative formative assessment, teachers can check for student understanding without falling back on the tedious or intimidating pop quiz.
- Feedback is an essential part of learning, but not all of it is productive. We’ve collected five best practices for giving students feedback.