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1 Formative Assessments Not the Usual Suspects! Presented by Amelia Hicks, Elementary Vice President (Elect), Texas Council of Teachers of Mathematics and Elementary Classroom Teacher, Lake Travis Elementary (Title One Distinguished Elementary School, 2011) Lake Travis Independent School District AACTM Fall Conference October 26, 2013

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3 What is Formative Assessment

4 Depth Of Knowledge Wheel

5 What We Learn from Pre-Assessment Determine prior knowledge and skill Determine prior knowledge and skill Show depth of knowledge Show depth of knowledge Reveal learning gaps, attitudes, and beliefs toward unit Reveal learning gaps, attitudes, and beliefs toward unit Guides instruction Guides instruction Activates prior knowledge Activates prior knowledge

6 Pre-Assessment Formative Assessment Examples Entrance Slips Entrance SlipsEntrance SlipsEntrance Slips Use Four Corners to determine solution preferences Use Four Corners to determine solution preferencesFour CornersFour Corners Graffiti Wall Graffiti WallGraffiti WallGraffiti Wall What Do You Think? Model 1 and Model 2 What Do You Think? Model 1 and Model 2Model 1 Model 2Model 1 Model 2

7 Gallery of Reponses STAAR format questions with sample responses posted publically at Region IV. Region IV Region IV

8 A Rubric to What Do You Think? REGION IV MATH RUBRICS

9 What We Learn During Instruction Take a quick pulse Take a quick pulse Monitor individual progress Monitor individual progress Build Critical Thinking Skills Build Critical Thinking Skills Increase Student Self- Assessment Increase Student Self- Assessment Descriptive Feedback Descriptive Feedback

10 During Instruction Formative Assessment Examples Signaling Signaling Thumbs Up, Thumbs Down Thumbs Up, Thumbs Down Voting Card Voting Card Voting Card Voting Card SRS Clickers SRS Clickers Graphic Organizers Graphic Organizers Venn Diagram Venn Diagram Venn Diagram Venn Diagram Bump in the Road Bump in the Road Bump in the Road Bump in the Road Crumpled Question Toss Crumpled Question Toss Crumpled Question Toss Crumpled Question Toss Challenge Cycles Challenge Cycles Challenge Cycles Challenge Cycles Coffee Klatch Coffee Klatch Coffee Klatch Coffee Klatch Socratic Questioning Socratic Questioning Data Track your Check for Understanding Data Track your Check for UnderstandingCheck for UnderstandingCheck for Understanding

11 Assess Process Skills Using Socratic Questioning 1. Students solve simpler skill worksheet. 2. Teacher poses statements to students, asking if they are true or NOT true. 3. Students respond, converting NOT true statements into true statements. 4. Students solve additional problems and generate their own true and NOT true statements, showing their proof as well. Perimeter Example Nonexample Example Nonexample Card Trick Card Trick

12 Questioning Stems for you and for Self Assessment Tons of question options at TpT! Blooms Taxonomy Sentence Stems Sentence StemsSentence StemsSentence Stems

13 After Instructions Exit Cards Exit Cards Exit Cards Exit Cards Chain Notes Chain Notes Post It Exit Cards Post It Exit Cards Post It Exit Post It Exit

14 Responding to assessments SOURCE: Engaging Formative Assessments in K-2 & 3-5 Mathematics CAMT Presentation by Janet Dodd. Used with permission.

15 Assessing Behaviors Jackpot Ideas Jackpot Ideas for Class Rewards Jackpot Ideas Rubber Band Rubber Band Intervention and Data Collection Rubber Band

16 Online Resources Math Trailblazers at Dept. of Education Math Trailblazers at Dept. of Education Math Trailblazers Math Trailblazers GRREC Leadership Network GRREC Leadership Network GRREC Leadership Network GRREC Leadership Network CCGPS (Georgia ) CCGPS (Georgia ) CCGPS Mathematics Formative Assessment System Mathematics Formative Assessment System Mathematics Formative Assessment System Mathematics Formative Assessment System Math Solutions (NCTM) Math Solutions (NCTM) Math Solutions Math Solutions Mathematics Assessment Resource Service Mathematics Assessment Resource Service Mathematics Assessment Resource Service Mathematics Assessment Resource Service Elementary Math Maniac Elementary Math Maniac Elementary Math Maniac Elementary Math Maniac Differentiation Central Differentiation Central Differentiation Central Differentiation Central SlideShare SlideShare SlideShare Let the Data Be Your Guide Let the Data Be Your Guide Let the Data Be Your Guide Let the Data Be Your Guide What Teachers Need to Know About Formative Assessments by L. Greenstein What Teachers Need to Know About Formative Assessments by L. Greenstein What Teachers Need to Know About Formative Assessments What Teachers Need to Know About Formative Assessments Teach 21 West Virgina Teach 21 West Virgina Teach 21 West Virgina Teach 21 West Virgina Formative Assessment Guide Formative Assessment Guide Formative Assessment Guide Formative Assessment Guide David Weiss 54 Examples of Formative Assessments David Weiss 54 Examples of Formative Assessments54 Examples 54 Examples Region XIII Insights Region XIII InsightsInsights 75 Mathematics FACTs 75 Mathematics FACTs 75 Mathematics FACTs 75 Mathematics FACTs Uncovering Student Ideas Uncovering Student Ideas Uncovering Student Ideas Uncovering Student Ideas Uncovering Student Thinking in Grades K-5 Uncovering Student Thinking in Grades K-5 Uncovering Student Thinking in Grades K-5 Uncovering Student Thinking in Grades K-5 Teaching Ahead of the Curve Teaching Ahead of the Curve Teaching Ahead of the Curve Teaching Ahead of the Curve TEAL TEAL TEAL Technology Coach Technology Coach Technology Coach Technology Coach

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18 Sources used in this presentation Laura Greenstein, "Finding balance in classroom assessment: High school teachers' knowledge and practice" (January 1, 2004). Dissertation & Theses Collection. Paper AAI Judith Dodge, 25 Quick Formative Assessments for a Differentiated Classroom, Scholastic, Inc., New York, New York, 2009 ISBN-13: Quick Formative Assessments for a Differentiated Classroom25 Quick Formative Assessments for a Differentiated Classroom


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