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Formative assessment


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Formative assessment is an assessment tool to assess you to improve you, by giving feedback and opportunity for remedial.Presentation is for medical students that how it can be helpful to form them into better doctors.

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Formative assessment

  1. 1. Dr. Fahd Mudassar Hameed MBBS,FCPS,MRCS(Glasg),DCPS(HPE) Assistant Professor Department of Surgery
  2. 2. By the end of this session learners will be able to:  Define Formative Assessment  Describe Types of Formative assessment  Prerequisites of Formative Assessment  Describe the importance of Formative assessment
  3. 3. What is Assessment: the process of gathering, interpreting, recording, and using information about pupils’ responses to an educational task. (Harlen, Gipps, Broadfoot, Nuttal,1992)
  4. 4. Assessment Formative Summative
  5. 5. “the end year or end of term assessment to see whether students have learned any set of instructional outcomes; thereby making a pass fail decision.”
  6. 6. “Information communicated to the learner that is intended to modify his or her thinking or behavior for the purpose of improving learning”
  7. 7. “A systematic process to continuously gather evidence and provide feedback about learning while instruction is under way”
  8. 8.  Formative assessment aims at improving the students learning process by indicating the students’ deficiencies in learning and suggesting how to improve the gap.
  9. 9. Summative assessment: assessment of Learning Formative assessment: assessment for learning.
  10. 10.  Informal Formative Assessment  Formal Formative Assessment
  11. 11. 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. Learning /Response Logs Practice Presentation Questions: Self /Peer Assessment Quizzes Think-Pair-share One minute paper Transfer and apply
  12. 12. Students maintain a log:  where they record their learning  respond to a lesson regarding their understanding.  The teacher can collect some of the logs at the end of the instruction to further reinforce the instruction as required.
  13. 13.  Students practice a presentation model with peer faeedback.  This will enhance their presentation skills and knowledge of subject matter.  Rubrics for presentation should be provided beforehand.
  14. 14.  To challenge students depth of knowledge  Questions of higher order are asked with students like Explain, justify, imagine or defend  Feedback is given to improve them  Questions may be given in the form of scenario
  15. 15.  Students reflect on their learning by answering to the difficult questions.
  16. 16.  The teacher presents a question.  Students think for 20-30 seconds.  And then share with their colleague .  They come to a common understanding  Then they share with the class.
  17. 17.  The teacher says to sum up the important concept and jot it down.  The work done can be discussed in the class
  18. 18.  Once core knowledge is given to the students, students are asked how they will apply it in different practical situations/scenarios.
  19. 19.  Formative word means :
  20. 20.  Formative word means : relating to formation, development, or growth
  21. 21.  provides feedback and information during the instructional process  Measures student progress  allows to “rethink” and then “redeliver” that material to ensure students are on track
  22. 22.  Primary focus is to identify areas that may need improvement 
  23. 23.  Typically not graded (no summative component to it).
  24. 24.  Feedback is a necessary component to it.
  25. 25.  Space in time table
  26. 26. Formal Formative Assessment:  We are using Formal formative assessment at the end of one module /clerkship session.  Assessment sessions are held by every week or specified intervals to let the students check their understanding of the subject matter and then feedback is given
  27. 27. Informal Formative Assessment:  Before, during or after the instruction by the teachers by asking questions , mock MCQs  a short review of the previous lecture in connection with the current lecture.
  28. 28. Informal Formative Assessment:  Before, during or after the instruction by the teachers by asking questions , mock MCQs
  29. 29. Informal Formative Assessment: Surprise Tests:  during a module or at the end of one week  MCQ, SEQs
  30. 30.  Students are encouraged to see the teachers to see individually or as groups after the instruction is over.
  31. 31.  Need not to think Formative Assessment as threatening
  32. 32.  To guide you where you are
  33. 33.  It is not meant to compare to your fellow students(not graded)
  34. 34.  It is not meant to compare to your fellow students(not graded)
  35. 35.  It is not meant to compare to your fellow students(not graded)
  36. 36.  It is not meant to compare to your fellow students(not graded)
  37. 37.  To improve and clarify your concepts feedback is given
  38. 38.  Formative Assessment is there to make you even more better