Tenets for Formative Assessment

Tenets for Formative Assessment

1. Analyze the real work of children to plan meaningful instruction
2. Drives instruction doesn’t halt instruction – match the assessment to the task
3. Quick turn around an authentic assessment that is useful towards real work

What constitutes formative assessment? Post-its; transcribe partnership talk; observational checklists (engagement); reading/writing notebooks – and so much more.

Using formative assessment to climb the Staircase of Complexity – this is rigor. Follow the standards to drive what is being collected so once a level of performance is achieved students can continue to grow. Goal setting is the secret.


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