Formative Assessment Strategies


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Multiple strategies


Multiple Approaches to Monitoring Student Understanding

Whole class feedback: 25 strategies for collecting formative data (requires free TES membership)

Student Response Methods (click on Strategies, on pull down menu select Student Response Methods, and then choose a method to view)

Formative Assessment Strategies (interactive diagram)

21 Ways to Investigate What Students Are Learning

25 Quick Formative Assessments

Informal Formative Assessment Strategies (Slideshare)

39 Different Examples of Formative Assessment (editable Google presentation where you can add ideas)

Tools for Formative Assessment: Techniques to Check for Understanding

Formative assessment strategies
Formative assessment activities


Checking for Understanding


Hands-on checking for understanding
Strategies for checking for understanding
Tips and strategies to informally check for student understanding
List of checking for understanding strategies
Springboard strategies to check for understanding


A baker's dozen of strategies for checking for understanding


Entrance and Exit slips and cards/3-2-1


Assess and Plan with Exit Tickets



Exit Slips and Reflection (Pinterest)

Exit card question samples

Exit slips (ReadWriteThink.org)

Let It Slip!: Daily exit slips help teachers know what students really learned

Printable exit slips

More exit slip/ticket templates on Pinterest

Even more exit slip prompts

List of Exit Slip prompts





Entrance card

Entry Ticket

Exit slip

3-2-1 Strategy
Another 3-2-1 form
3-2-1 Strategy Chart

Pinch Cards

Pinch cards

A-B-C Pinch Cards

Agree/Disagree pinch card

Math pinch cards

Fraction pinch cards




Other formative assessment strategies


Assessment through body language and questioning

Using paint swatches as EPR tools

Finish the Face

Traffic Light

Synectics Organizer

Twitter Summary

Bump in the Road

S-O-S Summary

Feedback form
RSQC2
Three Minute Buzz
Reflection Pyramid
Reflecting on Bright Ideas
Stop/Continue/Start
Windshield check 2 on page
Windshield check

Fuel gauge
Depth card

Thumbs Up/Thumbs Down

Stop light cards

Stairs and stars

Stairs cards

Target cards

Two Stars and A Wish