The Importance of Formative Assessments


Formative assessments are a powerful tool that not only allows a teacher to gauge where his/her students are and aid in personalizing learning, but also allows the student to reflect on what and how they are learning. Thinking about thinking is one of the 16 Habits of Mind that help us navigate situations when we don’t immediately know what to do. 

In the article, 20 Formative Assessment Tools for Your Classroom, Kasey Bell says: 

Formative assessment is such an essential part of the learning process and student success, and many digital tools can help support this process.

You can read more about her list of the 20 formative assessment tools here

How do you incorporate formative assessments into your curriculum? Have you used any of these tools? 

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