Classroom Assessment Techniques – Formative Assessment

Tools for Formative Assessment Formative Assessment enhances learning Why should you include formative assessment in every course? Periodic exams are important, but how do you know that your students are really “getting it” along the way? Formative assessment techniques enable you to take the temperature of your class, so that you can intervene and adjust […]

Differentiation Grid

Differentiation Grid

Tools for Formative Assessment Differentiation Grid Basic Strategy The differentiation grid is a simple, two-dimensional table divided into rows and columns that helps the student think through the differences in 2-3 disease presentations. The grid is used to organize information and identify relationships. Some cells in the grid are intentionally left blank where students are […]

Procedures for Formative Assessment

Procedures for Formative Assessment

Tools for Formative Assessment How does it work? Concept Mapping Select the concept/theme you wish students to use as a starting point. Create a concept map: Identify related key words or phrases. Write down words and key phrases. Rank the concepts (key words) from the most abstract/general to the most concrete/specific. Cluster concepts that function […]

Student Generated Questions

Student Generated Questions

Tools for Formative Assessment Student-Generated Test Questions Basic Strategy Students generate test questions and model answers for critical areas of learning. Why would you use it? Helps instructors see what their students consider important or memorable, what they consider to be fair and useful test questions, and how well they can answer the questions other […]

Technology Based Options – Tools for Formative Assessment

Technology Based Options – Tools for Formative Assessment

Tools for Formative Assessment Technology Based Options Concept Mapping There are numerous software tools where students can create concept maps digitally. A few favorites are: Canva   https://www.canva.com/graphs/mind-maps/ Free Mind    http://freemind.sourceforge.net/wiki/index.php/ Mindomo    https://www.mindomo.com/ Student-Generated Test Question PeerWise is an excellent, free tool to use for student generated multiple choice questions. Follow the instructions […]

Timing – Tools for Formative Assessment

Timing – Tools for Formative Assessment

Tools for Formative Assessment When can you use it? Concept Mapping Concept maps require a lot of cognitive work on the part of the student, and a lot of preparation and analysis on the part of the instructor. Be sure you have tested the concept map activity yourself and given the class the appropriate amount […]