• How to ask probing questions?

    When students respond to questions, I tend to make a simple comment, like “thanks for sharing” or “interesting idea.” How do I probe or critique and yet encourage all students to participate? &...
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  • Suggestions for Communicating Learning Targets and Success Criteria to Students

    How can you communicate your learning targets and success criteria, so students clearly understand what they are asked to do, say, or make?  One of my favorites is shown in the image below.  Please shar...
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  • Technology to Enhance Feedback

    According to educational researcher Carly Robinson, a Ph.D. student at the Harvard Graduate School of Education, when schools create a culture of feedback, they "send a strong signal to students that they care about t...
  • Trying on Formative Assessment in Your Classroom – How to Keep It Simple

    Are you interested in seeing how NWEA's Kathy Dyer, Manager of Innovation and Learning, suggests you utilize Formative Assessment?  Check out her post in our Teach. Learn. Grow blog here!
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  • How Do You Celebrate Learners' Successes?

    This brief poll gives some insight on how some people celebrate the end of testing season.   This is an ongoing brainstorm. Share as many ways that you celebrate learners' successes in your classroom or at your ...
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  • Planning for Formative Assessment

    Most teachers have wrapped up the current school year or are about to do so.  Although looking forward to some well-earned time with family and friends during the summer, the question of "What about next year?" ...
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  • Developing Formative Assessment

    What area of formative assessment are you going to target for next school year?  (Clarifying Learning, Eliciting Evidence, Providing Feedback, Activating Learners)  Why did you select this area?  Please...
  • How do you encourage students to USE feedback?

    The most important (in my opinion) step in the formative assessment process is data USE. To be "formative assessment," either the teacher or the student has to USE assessment information to make a change (e.g. teacher...
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  • Providing feedback that moves forward.

    We know providing feedback is crucial for students to make growth.  The key with feedback is that it is not only relevant, but it must make the student think and take action.  The question is how do you ensu...
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  • How do you decide on possible strategies for formative assessment?

    How do you decide on possible strategies for formative assessment? Is there a strategy matrix or list that you use?  
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  • Supporting Students Through the Formative Assessment Process

    What aspect of your teaching helps students answer the "How do I get where I need or want to be" question of the formative assessment process?    Patricia Reeder  Meredith Wittich  David Towers
  • What formative assessment strategy are you most interested in integrating into your practice now?

    Feel free to elaborate or ask any questions in the discussion thread. 
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  • What are the positive and negatives of using rubrics?

    This discussion topic comes from a participant in one of our face-to-face workshops.    Question: What are the positive and negatives of using rubrics*?   *Rubric: Typically an evaluation tool or set of...
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  • What's Your Favorite Formative Assessment?

    In your opinion, what are the best forms of formative assessment? Why do you think this is so? Please share a link to your favorite formative assessment tool!
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  • Finding the Time

    How do you find time in your classroom schedule to use formative assessment?  Please share ways that you are making formative assessment occur naturally within lessons.    Yvonne Sorenson...
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  • How do I incorporate formative assessment into my everyday lessons?

    I'd like to know how to get started.
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  • Give up classroom activities to incorporate more formative assessment?

    Ever feel as if there are too many ideas and not enough time in the day to implement them? Let's take some time to discuss this here. Add your thoughts here.   Question for Discussion: I can't figure out which c...
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  • Which Digital Tools Would You Use for Formative Assessment Success?

    Kathy Dyer posted this great article below on tools & apps for formative assessment instructional practice. Do you have any tools you currently use digital or not that you've found especially helpful? Please call ...
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  • Four Practices of the Formative Assessment Process

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  • The culture of learning in your classroom

    In thinking about the culture of learning in your classroom, which one of these has been a focus this year? '   If it's been something else, please leave your answer in the comments. 
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