The goal of formative assessment is to monitor students’ academic achievement during the learning process. It helps students identify their strengths and weaknesses and makes it easier for teachers to diagnose where students are struggling. It provides feedback to students to improve their performance and the necessary data to teachers to adjust their instruction. According to Stiggins, Arter, Chappuis, & Chappuis, 2006, with formative assessment, students can use evidence of their current progress to actively manage and adjust their own learning.
This month’s classroom challenge will focus on formative assessment in a one computer classroom and in a 1:1 environment to engage and provide immediate benefits for teaching and learning. We will explore plickers and GoSoapBox as a strategy to empower the student and the teacher to support academic growth.
|1:1 Learning Environment||One Computer Learning Environment|
|What is GoSoapBox?||What is Plickers|
|Student response system that supports web-enabled devices.||Student response Clickers made with paper that can be scanned.|
9. Small Class Plan – Classes with up to 30 students at one time
9. Questions - Add questions using the web or app.
4. Click the question to begin
7. Live view updates with check to indicate response has been recorded
|Let’s Get Started|
|GoSoapBox Slideshare||Plicker Slideshare|
I am sure you have a number of resources and tools that you are currently using to continuously assess, provide feedback, adjust and reteach for mastery learning. Now that you have had the opportunity to explore these tools, share a tool, resource or strategy[ that you are using for formative assessment or how you will use one or both of these tools to support academic achievement.