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Using Formative Assessments to Assess Student Progress

Formative Assessment
Using Formative Assessments to Assess Student Progress 2
  • Understanding the purpose and benefits of formative assessments
  • Strategies for developing and administering formative assessments
  • Using formative assessments to inform instruction

Using formative assessments is a critical evidence-based teaching and learning strategy that school administrators can support teachers to implement to assess student progress. Here are some ways that school administrators can support teachers to use formative assessments to assess student progress:

  1. Provide Professional Development: Provide professional development opportunities to teachers on the theory and practice of formative assessment. This can include workshops, conferences, or online training modules.
  2. Provide Access to Formative Assessment Tools: Provide access to formative assessment tools and resources such as exit tickets, quizzes, and surveys. This can include providing these resources in the classroom or through online learning management systems.
  3. Use Data to Inform Instruction: Encourage teachers to use formative assessment data to inform their instruction. Data can help teachers to identify the learning needs of individual students and tailor instruction to meet those needs.
  4. Provide Ongoing Support and Feedback: Provide ongoing support and feedback to teachers to help them use formative assessments effectively. This can include providing feedback on assessment results and instruction, modeling effective assessment strategies, and providing coaching or mentoring.
  5. Foster Collaboration: Foster collaboration among teachers to promote the sharing of best practices and the development of innovative assessment strategies. This can include providing opportunities for teachers to collaborate on assessment development, instructional planning, and other areas.
  6. Use Data to Drive Decision Making: Use formative assessment data to drive decision making. This can include using data to identify areas for improvement, to evaluate the effectiveness of teaching strategies, and to identify opportunities for growth.

By supporting teachers to use formative assessments to assess student progress, school administrators can promote student success and well-being. Formative assessments can meet the diverse needs of students, promote equity, and improve student achievement. They can also support teacher professional development and collaboration, and facilitate data-driven decision making.

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