Summer PD Reading: Different Approaches to Improve Formative Assessment
You’re already using formative assessment in your classroom, but this free toolkit offers popular new pieces from experienced DreamBox educators (former Superintendents, Teachers and Curriculum Designers) with new ideas and tips on applying assessment in new ways. Download now and dip into them over the summer as you relax and reflect on your practice. Here are some highlights of what’s inside!
Formative assessments for collaborative learning
Learn how teachers can create a collaborative learning practice with their students. Increase metacognition and generate more student self-regulated learning. Improve algebraic thinking in early and middle grades. See an example of how embedded formative assessment impacted a school, and get links to free resources.
Support for challenged and advanced learners
No single method, reform, or system is the”silver bullet” that can solve all educational challenges, but improved formative assessing strategies does proffer a potent means for meeting goals for high-performance, high-equity student outcomes.
The most powerful single modification [in formative assessment] that enhances achievement is feedback. The simplest prescription for improving education must be dollops of feedback.
— John Hattie, Ed.D., author of Visible Learning, Assessment tips to accelerate algebraic thinking
Assessment tips to accelerate algebraic thinking
Download the free Formative Assessment Toolkit pdf from DreamBox today for your summer reading. Have a great summer break. Thanks for all you do!