Formative Assessment by @mrgraymath

Name: Lee
Twitter name: @mrgraymath
Sector: Secondary
Subject taught (if applicable): Mathematics
Position: Principal Teacher
What is your advice about? Formative Assessment

  1. Assess the essential prerequisite skills for your lesson (starter, multi-choice quiz, class discussion, etc.) Address any issues uncovered first rather than building on foundations of sand.
  2. Don’t just plan the questions you’ll use to assess learning, plan for the likely misconceptions and how you’ll address them.
  3. Get in amongst them as they work; mark jotters, probe understanding, give feedback.
  4. If an assessment is simply to confirm that which you already know, it’s probably not worthwhile.
  5. Beware confusing short-term performance with long-term learning.

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