October 30, 2014
Below is an excellent visual that features some handy ideas on how to carry on formative assessments in your class. Squareheadteachers took this original chart and remade it into a more reader friendly format which is also available for free download from this link.
As refresher on formative assessment. This kind of assessment is usually referred to as assessment for learning which is completely different from summative assessment which is assessment of learning. Formative assessment is used to check students understanding and to plan subsequent instruction. The information gained from this type of assessment aims at helping teachers make the next step in their instruction. Also, insights gained from formative assessment is meant to be integrated into an instructional model that allows for responsiveness to students need.
Check out the visual below for more ideas on how to go about assessing your students formatively.