The Power of Formative Assessments: Unlocking Student Learning

Deborah Espitia and Leslie Grahn, Howard County Public Schools, MD

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I. What is formative assessment?

What is formative assessment? wikipage

Pinch card

II. Putting Formative Assessment into Action Learning Centers

Formative Assessment Strategies

Questioning Strategies

Student Reflection and Self-Assessment

III. Responding to Formative Data

Formative data response cards

IV. Planning for Formative Assessment

Sample lesson plan