Intro to the Why’s & How’s of Formative Assessment

Planning to update the examples below [Sept 30, 2015]

On Friday April 20th approximately 35 secondary teachers from around the VSB met to learn and share more about the why’s and how’s of formative assessment.

The first part of the morning was a presentation that emphasized Key Questions for Learner EngagementSix Strategies For Learning Engagement and some examples from science.  Included in the presentation was an exercise looking at the impact of different influences on student learning.

Building the Learning Intentions from the Provincial IRP
Four Levels – IRP through to Big Ideas (Sc 9 Reproduction)
More of my work
Other teachers’ work

Checkpoint Exemplars
(Ph 11) Optics I – Ray Diagram & Calcluation CP#1
(Ph 11) Velocity-Time Graph CP (Exemplar)
(Ph 12) Systems – Work & Con of Energy

End of Term Reporting
(2011 versions of student generated report cards)
Sc 8 Term 2 Self Reporting (missing second page — see Ph11 for an example of 2nd page)
Ph 11 Term 2 Self Reporting

Assessment in Action – Slides (pdf)
Effect size exercise
Additional Reading


About J Martens

Educator living in Vancouver and working in SD37 Delta. Supporting Numeracy while learning how formative assessment, literacy, inquiry, and technology serve to improve learning and increase engagement (for teachers & students).
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