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== Student Outcomes ==
 
== Student Outcomes ==
  
Black and William (1998)
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While the design and implementation of formative assessment are important, considerably more important is how a teacher responds to the data collected. Read the following passage from ASCD about modifying instruction:
  
The success of formative assessment is highly related to how teachers use it to adjust teaching and learning practices.
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'''Teachers' instructional adjustments.''' Formative assessment's raison d'être is to improve students' learning. One of the most obvious ways to do this is for teachers to improve how they're teaching. Accordingly, one component of the formative assessment process is for teachers to adjust their ongoing instructional activities. Relying on assessment-based evidence of students' current status, such as test results showing that students are weak in their mastery of a particular cognitive skill, a teacher might decide to provide additional or different instruction related to this skill.
* Effective learning is based on active student involvement.
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It's worth stressing that because the formative assessment process deals with ongoing instruction, any teacher-made modifications in instructional activities must focus on students' mastery of the curricular aims currently being pursued. It's not a matter of looking at test data and deciding to try a new approach next time; it's a matter of doing something different (or differently) now. (Popham, 2008).  
* Enhanced feedback is crucial to improved outcomes.
 
* There is a link between formative assessment and self-assessment.
 
  
== Instruction Using Formative Assessment ==
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'''Now think:''' Do you often make instructional adjustments? If so, try to note specific examples and think about the learning outcomes.
  
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== Gathering Data from Kahoot ==
  
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In the last lesson you should have designed a Kahoot for use in your classroom - and now is the time to use it! For this lesson's assignment, you will have needed to play your Kahoot with multiple users at least once to collect appropriate data.
  
It is important to remember that the process of formative assessment is iterative, meaning it is repeated until a desired goal (the learning outcome) is reached.
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Once you sign in at Create.Kahoot.It you should see a sidebar that looks like this:
  
Let's explore how formative assessment can be used throughout each stage of the instructional cycle:
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[[File:Kahootsidebar.png|thumbnail|right|What you should see after signing in]]
  
1. Targeted Instruction
 
  
Pre-assessments can help the teacher to identify student's current knowledge, strengths, and weaknesses in order to appropriately prepare instructional materials and activities.  
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From here you can see some statistics about your account - how many Kahoots you have created, the number of times
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you have played Kahoots, etc. The information we are interested in is under the "Recent Results" section. You should continue by clicking "View all of your results"
  
2. Informed Teaching
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From here you will want to click "download" next to the Kahoot you would like to analyze. The download will be in the form of an excel file but can also be opened using Google Drive.
  
3. Data Analysis
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== Assignment ==
  
Data collected from formative assessment can be presented to students and be used as a form of self-assessment. The teacher can identify topics or skills that need to be re-taught or revised.  
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1. Follow the directions above to download the excel file for your Kahoot and explore the results. Which piece of data do you think is most helpful when considering how to best modify your instruction to help students? Be sure to change tabs available on the bottom of the excel file.  
  
4. Responding to Data
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2. Based on your results, brainstorm a plan of action for modifying the lesson. What other teaching methods could you use to reach all students or to dispel misconceptions that became evident from your formative assessment?
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3. That's a wrap! If you would like, click "edit" on this page and add a link to the Kahoot you created below so that others can test it out. I hope that you have enjoyed this mini-course and that you are more aware of how to use formative assessment in your classroom!
  
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'''Post your Kahoot below:'''
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https://play.kahoot.it/#/k/fffceff3-a9c8-448f-81fb-48a9ad3f3e12
  
 
== Navigation ==
 
== Navigation ==
  
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== References ==
 
== References ==
  
Black, P., & Wiliam, D. (2009). Developing the Theory of Formative Assessment. Educational Assessment, Evaluation And Accountability, 21(1), 5-31.
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Popham, W. (2008). Transformative Assessment (1st ed.).
 
 
Formative Assessment That Truly Informs Instruction. (2017). Ncte.org. http://www.ncte.org/positions/statements/formative-assessment
 
 
 
Regier, N. (2012). Book two: 60 formative assessment strategies. Regier Educational Resources. Retrieved June, 4, 2014.
 

Latest revision as of 18:45, 10 May 2017

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Learning Objectives

By the end of this module you should be able to:

  1. Collect data using a Kahoot formative assessment
  2. Analyze formative assessment data and modify instruction

Student Outcomes

While the design and implementation of formative assessment are important, considerably more important is how a teacher responds to the data collected. Read the following passage from ASCD about modifying instruction:

Teachers' instructional adjustments. Formative assessment's raison d'être is to improve students' learning. One of the most obvious ways to do this is for teachers to improve how they're teaching. Accordingly, one component of the formative assessment process is for teachers to adjust their ongoing instructional activities. Relying on assessment-based evidence of students' current status, such as test results showing that students are weak in their mastery of a particular cognitive skill, a teacher might decide to provide additional or different instruction related to this skill. It's worth stressing that because the formative assessment process deals with ongoing instruction, any teacher-made modifications in instructional activities must focus on students' mastery of the curricular aims currently being pursued. It's not a matter of looking at test data and deciding to try a new approach next time; it's a matter of doing something different (or differently) now. (Popham, 2008).

Now think: Do you often make instructional adjustments? If so, try to note specific examples and think about the learning outcomes.

Gathering Data from Kahoot

In the last lesson you should have designed a Kahoot for use in your classroom - and now is the time to use it! For this lesson's assignment, you will have needed to play your Kahoot with multiple users at least once to collect appropriate data.

Once you sign in at Create.Kahoot.It you should see a sidebar that looks like this:

What you should see after signing in


From here you can see some statistics about your account - how many Kahoots you have created, the number of times you have played Kahoots, etc. The information we are interested in is under the "Recent Results" section. You should continue by clicking "View all of your results"














From here you will want to click "download" next to the Kahoot you would like to analyze. The download will be in the form of an excel file but can also be opened using Google Drive.

Assignment

1. Follow the directions above to download the excel file for your Kahoot and explore the results. Which piece of data do you think is most helpful when considering how to best modify your instruction to help students? Be sure to change tabs available on the bottom of the excel file.

2. Based on your results, brainstorm a plan of action for modifying the lesson. What other teaching methods could you use to reach all students or to dispel misconceptions that became evident from your formative assessment?

3. That's a wrap! If you would like, click "edit" on this page and add a link to the Kahoot you created below so that others can test it out. I hope that you have enjoyed this mini-course and that you are more aware of how to use formative assessment in your classroom!


Post your Kahoot below: https://play.kahoot.it/#/k/fffceff3-a9c8-448f-81fb-48a9ad3f3e12

Navigation

Return to Introduction left arrow

References

Popham, W. (2008). Transformative Assessment (1st ed.).