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Dec 22

High Impact Feedback & Formative Assessment Resources

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Guides for giving good feedback and using formative assessments are many and varied. Here is a distilled list of articles that create a solid foundation for doing both and extends practice for the veterans who seek to build on what they already do. If you have suggestions for other resources to add, please post in the comments section below. I’ll review and add to this list.

 

 

 

 

Resources on Feedback

  • 7 Keys to Effective Feedback (ASCD) – Grant Wiggens
    These 7 guides are powerful words of wisdom by the late Grant Wiggens. Each key is concrete and impactful on their merit. Bring all 7 into practice and great things happen for student growth.
  • How am I doing? (ASCD) – Jan Chappuis
    An important consideration for feedback is the learner’s perspective. Jan’s helpful guides address characteristics of effective feedback, and how to provide it so that students are receptive.
  • 7 Keys to Effective Feedback (ASCD) – Grant Wiggens
    These 7 guides are powerful words of wisdom by the late Grant Wiggens. Each key is concrete and impactful on their merit. Bring all 7 into practice and great things happen for student growth.
  • Making Time for Feedback (ASCD) – Douglas Fischer and Nancy Frey
    Feedback is critical. Fischer and Frey offer ways to work smarter, not harder, in a time-efficient manner. The results can be a win-win for teachers and learners.

Resources on Assessment

  • Formative Assessment Cycle – A necessary good
    Understand and explore a means for how assessment data can be used to diagnose the needs for struggling and advanced learners.  Schools spend a lot of time looking at classroom trends. This formative assessment cycle is a means to also look at personalized needs.
  • 3 Guidelines to Eliminating Assessment Fog (Edutopia)
    Formative assessment is dependent on clean data. This article unpack 3 ways to ensure that formative assessments actually collect what is needed to support students.
  • Assessing What Matters (ASCD) – Robert Sternberg
    Read this for dynamic non-traditional approaches to assessments that give all students an authentic chance to show what they know. The article goes beyond traditional assessments to recognizing that learners develop skills and concepts in a variety of ways.
  • Levels of Understanding: Learning That Fits All (Edutopia) – Charity Stephens
    Combine formative assessments with high quality differentiation practice through this practical guide.
  • Dipstick: Efficient Ways to Check for Understanding (Edutopia) – Todd Finley
    Needing a new assessment strategy to use? Peruse over 53 strategies. There is something for everyone and situation.

 

 

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