Kinesthetic Assessments


These examples of the formative assessment process require students to incorporate movement to demonstrate their understanding of a topic or concept.  Although usually connected with the Arts (dance, playing a musical piece) or physical education (dribbling a basketball, serving a volleyball), kinesthetic assessments can be used in the core content classrooms to furnish teachers with insight into their students' understandings and misconceptions concerning a concept.  Kinesthetic assessments are a good way to add movement in the classroom and allow teachers to determine the depth of student learning to inform their instructional decisions.

Math Graphing Example

ELA Grammar Example

Instrumental Music Example

Debate Circles

Inside-Outside Circle


Websites on Kinesthetic Assessments:

Ideas for Learning through Movement in the Classroom



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