5 Formative Assessment Activities for the Classroom

Now that you’ve learned what formative assessment is, why you should use formative assessment in your classroom, and six practical tips, it’s time to take what you’ve learned and apply it to your class.

These five formative assessment activities can be used across content areas to quickly gather information in regards to how well your students are mastering content or concepts.

Shrinking Summary

Use this activity to assess individual students’ understanding of the lesson or a particular focus skill. Give your students approximately 3 minutes to write a summary of the day’s learning/lesson.

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