February 22, 2015
Here is another wonderful resource shared today by Edutopia titled “53 Ways to Check for Understanding”. This 2 pages PDF features a host of useful strategies to use for formative assessment in class. Formative assessment, as we have agreed elsewhere, is assessment for learning which is completely different from summative assessment, which is assessment of learning. The insights gained from formative assessments are usually used to decide on the next instructional steps and also inform teachers as to the additional opportunities needed to ensure students’ success. Examples of formative assessment include: assigning projects and performances, giving writing assignments, and asking questions.
Edutopia’s document that contains over 50 strategies to check for students understanding is available for free download from this link.