Analyzing formative assessment results
By the end of this module you should be able to:
- Collect data using a Kahoot formative assessment
- Analyze formative assessment data and modify instruction
Black and William (1998)
The success of formative assessment is highly related to how teachers use it to adjust teaching and learning practices.
- Effective learning is based on active student involvement.
- Enhanced feedback is crucial to improved outcomes.
- There is a link between formative assessment and self-assessment.
Instruction Using Formative Assessment
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.
Let's explore how formative assessment can be used throughout each stage of the instructional cycle:
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.
2. Informed Teaching
Formative assessment data
3. Data Analysis
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.
4. Responding to Data
Black, P., & Wiliam, D. (2009). Developing the Theory of Formative Assessment. Educational Assessment, Evaluation And Accountability, 21(1), 5-31.
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.