Utilizing Formative Assessments

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Utilizing Formative Assessments

This course will define formative assessment and discuss the benefit of using a variety of formative assessments to increase student learning. Learners will reflect on current assessment practice and will create an assessment plan that incorporates a variety of formative assessments.

Course Objectives

After completing this course, the learner will

  • Understand formative assessment and the reasons for its use
  • Analyze current assessment choices for existing lesson, unit, or course
  • Design a new assessment choice modeled on formative assessment for an existing lesson or unit
  • Reflect on current practice in assessment strategy and current research on formative assessment
  • Consider and explore new options for formative assessment based on student needs for a variety of content areas

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Unit 4


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