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Formative Assessment
Classroom Techniques
“FACTS”
Based on the work of Page Keeley,
Science Formative Assessment: Practical Strategies for Linking Assessment, Instruction, and Learning
Formative Assessment FOR learning
Is on-going and samples student learning
Is used to modify/improve instruction
Is used to provide students with feedback
Is used to help students monitor learning
Is usually not graded
Summative Assessment OF Learning
Comes at the end of a course or project
Measures students’ competency
Gauges progress from unit to unit, year to year
Is used for grading purposes
Is used to evaluate effectiveness of programs
Formative Assessment
Purposes
Engage all students
Encourage active thinking
Make students’ ideas explicit
Challenge students’ preconceptions
Stimulate classroom discussion

Verify student learning

Promote lesson Reflection

Aid concept development

Help differentiate instruction
FACT Strategies
“No-Hands” Questioning
The Teacher:

Poses a question to the entire class

Practices wait time

Randomly selects a student to answer

Opportunity for all students to be engaged
FACT Strategies
Fist to Five
Students indicate their understanding by holding up 5 fingers (most understanding) down to a closed fist (no understanding)

It provides a simple, quick feedback opportunity for all students in the class to indicate their level of understanding
FACT Strategies
Muddiest Point
Students write down the most difficult or confusing part of the lesson

Students reflect on their own learning style and what is easy or difficult for them to learn

Useful at any point during instruction
Technologies' Role
Encourages creativity

Supports Student learning

Builds technical skills

Enhances formative assessment
Technology as assessment
Is used during instruction

Creates a “product”

Provides an alternative to standard tests

Utilizes multiple learning styles
What can we use?
Cool Tools for School Wiki

Wall Wisher

Decide Already

Glogster
Homework!
Try one FACT strategy
Explore one technology tool
Reflect and Connect
Prepare to discuss
EXIT TICKET
What was the most important thing you learned today?

What did you feel was the muddiest point in today’s lesson?

What would help you better understand
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