Episode 10. Can you check me now? Formative assessment in math.

Formative assessment has proven to be a powerful strategy that teachers can employ to increase student performance. In a large scale, 2011 study, Phelan and colleagues, developed a framework and professional development program for nearly a hundred teachers and four thousand students who participated in brief formative assessments as an augmentation to a school’s  6th grade math curriculum.

We discuss the study as well as some definitions of types of assessment and their use in class. Take a look at our Zotero library for full citations.

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