FORMATIVE ASSESSMENT
By Farhana N. Shah
Framing the Learning
Outcomes/Objectives
 Know and understand the difference
between formative and summative
assessments....
Ground Rules
 Take responsibility for your own learning and be willing to experiment with the

ideas and techniques prese...
Team Builder

PROCESSING THE TEAM BUILDING ACTIVITY

“Follow the Leader”

* DIFFERENCE IN END PRODUCT?
* WHY IMPORTANT FOR...
What is Assessment?

The word ‘assess’ comes from the Latin verb ‘assidere’ meaning ‘to
sit with’.
In assessment one is su...
Why do we assess our students?
Research for Better Teaching
says…

1. MOTIVATE STUDENT TO WANT TO DO BETTER.
2. GIVE STUDENTS USEFUL INFORMATION THEY CAN...
FORMATIVE
SUMMATIVE
Two main forms of assessments…
Activator

In two minutes, list examples of:
* Formative Assessments
* Summative Assessments
In a nutshell (medical analogy): as used by Doug Reeves (2001)
Formative assessments are like
physical exams...ongoing, ti...
“FORMATIVE ASSESSMENT IS AN ACTIVE AND INTENTIONAL LEARNING

PROCESS THAT PARTNERS THE TEACHERS AND THE STUDENTS TO
CONTIN...
1. WRITE THE TITLE OF THE SUBHEADING.
2. SUMMARIZE USING KEY POINTS/LEARNINGS.
3. ONE TAKE AWAY FROM THE TEXT.
Small group...
Formative Assessment is…
Collected, organized, and analyzed during instructional period, lessons, homework,
and other inst...
EXAMPLES OF FORMATIVE ASSESSMENT
BUT THE IMPORTANT THING IS…
SUMMARIZER
Strategies we used today…
Activator
Small groups
Modeling
Think Pair Share

Numbered Heads
Collaboration
Summarizer...
REFERENCES

The Skillful Teacher by John Saphier
Advancing Formative Assessment in Every Classroom by Moss

and Brookhart
...
Evaluation

Please complete the evaluation for today’s training.
It has been a pleasure working with you today.

farhana@s...
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Formative Assessment

  1. 1. FORMATIVE ASSESSMENT By Farhana N. Shah
  2. 2. Framing the Learning Outcomes/Objectives  Know and understand the difference between formative and summative assessments.  Identify and utilize examples of formative assessments in planning for instruction.  Agenda        Introductions and Frame the Learning Team Builder Review Ground Rules Preview Agenda Formative Assessment Definition Difference between formative and summative assessments Purpose of formative assessment Types of formative assessment Summarizer and Evaluation
  3. 3. Ground Rules  Take responsibility for your own learning and be willing to experiment with the ideas and techniques presented.  Be respectful of those speaking (limit sidebar conversations and use of digital devices).  Take risks- participate and enjoy yourself!
  4. 4. Team Builder PROCESSING THE TEAM BUILDING ACTIVITY “Follow the Leader” * DIFFERENCE IN END PRODUCT? * WHY IMPORTANT FOR CLEAR AND CRYSTAL COMMUNICATION OF EXPECTATIONS? Directions (oral)
  5. 5. What is Assessment? The word ‘assess’ comes from the Latin verb ‘assidere’ meaning ‘to sit with’. In assessment one is supposed to sit with the learner. This implies it is something we do ‘with’ and ‘for’ students and not ‘to’ students (Green, 1999).
  6. 6. Why do we assess our students?
  7. 7. Research for Better Teaching says… 1. MOTIVATE STUDENT TO WANT TO DO BETTER. 2. GIVE STUDENTS USEFUL INFORMATION THEY CAN USE TO DO BETTER. 3. INFORM TEACHERS’ RE-TEACHING PLANS SO STUDENT CAN DO BETTER
  8. 8. FORMATIVE SUMMATIVE Two main forms of assessments…
  9. 9. Activator In two minutes, list examples of: * Formative Assessments * Summative Assessments
  10. 10. In a nutshell (medical analogy): as used by Doug Reeves (2001) Formative assessments are like physical exams...ongoing, timely, etc. Summative, he said is like an “autopsy”, performed at the end of a unit, chapter, (SAT, High School assessments, MSA,)
  11. 11. “FORMATIVE ASSESSMENT IS AN ACTIVE AND INTENTIONAL LEARNING PROCESS THAT PARTNERS THE TEACHERS AND THE STUDENTS TO CONTINUOUSLY AND SYSTEMATICALLY GATHER EVIDENCE OF LEARNING WITH THE EXPRESS GOAL OF IMPROVING STUDENT ACHIEVEMENT.” ASCD defines it as…
  12. 12. 1. WRITE THE TITLE OF THE SUBHEADING. 2. SUMMARIZE USING KEY POINTS/LEARNINGS. 3. ONE TAKE AWAY FROM THE TEXT. Small group Presentations:
  13. 13. Formative Assessment is… Collected, organized, and analyzed during instructional period, lessons, homework, and other instructional activities. • Used to adjust instructional practices • Provides teachers with timely, and important evidence that indicates skill level, mastery of the concept taught, and progress. • Can be conducted in different ways. • Most importantly, it is data used to develop meaningful instruction.
  14. 14. EXAMPLES OF FORMATIVE ASSESSMENT
  15. 15. BUT THE IMPORTANT THING IS… SUMMARIZER
  16. 16. Strategies we used today… Activator Small groups Modeling Think Pair Share Numbered Heads Collaboration Summarizer Feedback 17
  17. 17. REFERENCES The Skillful Teacher by John Saphier Advancing Formative Assessment in Every Classroom by Moss and Brookhart 19
  18. 18. Evaluation Please complete the evaluation for today’s training. It has been a pleasure working with you today. farhana@shah.org 20
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