Examples of Formative Assessment

When incorporated into classroom practice, the formative assessment process provides information needed to adjust teaching and learning while they are still happening.  The process serves as practice for the student and a check for understanding during the learning process.  The formative assessment process guides teachers in making decisions about future instruction.  Here are a few examples that may be used in the classroom during the formative assessment process to collect evidence of student learning.





Exit/Admit Slips

Learning/Response Logs

Graphic Organizers

Peer/Self Assessments

Practice Presentations

Visual Representations

Kinesthetic Assessments

Individual Whiteboards

Laundry Day

Four Corners

Constructive Quizzes

Think Pair Share

Appointment Clock

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