Formative Assessment in Seven Good Moves

October 3, 2017

Students may struggle with such questions if they’re unfamiliar with assessment practices that seek to promote student learning, rather than those that merely¬†focus on evaluating achievement. This article looks at seven moves teachers can make to improve their formative assessment techniques and become better, more responsive formative assessors in the process. These include priming students first, posing good questions, pausing during questioning, probing student responses, bouncing questions through the classroom, using tagging to generate a wide range of responses, and using binning strategies to make sense of their students’ learning progressions.