Presentation on theme: "Rich Formative Assessment: Critical Component of Instruction"— Presentation transcript:
1 Rich Formative Assessment: Critical Component of Instruction Denise WhiteWVDE Office of Instruction
2 Anticipation Guide On your table you will find a half sheet of paper. Read the statements and respond by marking A (Agree) or D (Disagree)Keep your answers private – no discussionsTurn your papers over when finished
3 Discussion As a table group, please discuss the following questions: When were you assessed and it was a negative experience? What made it so?When were you assessed and it was a positive experience? What made it so?
6 Formative Assessment takes place during the learning process informs both teachers and studentsallows teachers to adjust instructioninvolves studentscannot be separated from the instructional processis Classroom Assessment for Learning
7 Formative Assessment gives teachers information that they can use to inform their teaching and improve learning while it is in progress and while the outcome of the race can still be influenced.Laura GreensteinWhat Teachers Really Need to Know about Formative Assessment
8 Formative Assessment: Focuses instruction on informed prioritiesAllows for customized learningEncourages teachers and students to work together toward achievementIncreases student engagement and motivationIncreases coherence between curriculum, instruction and assessment
9 The Cycle of Formative Assessment Identification of Objectives, Goals, StandardsTargeted InstructionData GatheringData AnalysisResponding to Data
10 Essential Principles Formative Assessment is Student Focused Instructionally InformativeOutcomes Based
11 Student Focused Formative Assessment helps teachers Consider each student’s learning needs and styles and adapt instructionTrack individual student achievementProvide appropriately challenging instructional activitiesDesign student assessmentsOffer all students opportunities for improvement through descriptive feedback
12 Instructionally Informative Formative AssessmentProvides a way to align standards, content, and assessmentAllows for purposeful selection of strategiesEmbeds assessment in instructionGuides instructional decisions
13 Outcomes Based Formative Assessment Emphasizes learning outcomes Makes goals and objectives transparent to studentsProvides clear assessment criteriaCloses the gap between what students know and desired outcomesProvides feedback that is relevant, comprehensible, actionableProvides valuable diagnostic information by generating informative data
14 Formative Assessment focuses on achieving goals rather than determining if a goal was or was not met.
15 Research“Formative Assessment shows an effect size of between .4 and .7, the equivalent of going from the 50th percentile to the 65th percentile.”Paul Black & Dylan Wiliam, 1998“Inside the Black Box: Raising Standards Through Classroom Assessment”
16 Why Involve Students? Formative Assessment can Boost student achievementIncrease student motivationHigh School Survey of Student Engagement80,000 students from 19 statesLess than 50% discussed grades and/or assignments with a teacherAlmost half did not receive prompt feedbackOnly 57% contributed to class discussionsOnly half got to make choices about what they studyFindings: Providing frequent feedback and choices through formative assessment can help students see progress and feel supported, often changing their motivation. (Heritage, 2007)
17 Seven Strategies Where am I going? Where am I now? Provide clear Learning TargetUse exemplars of strong and weak workWhere am I now?Provide descriptive feedbackTeach students to self-assess & set goalsHow can I close the gap?5. Design lessons to focus on one aspectTeach students focused revisionEngage students in self-reflection, let them keep track of and share their learningStiggins, 2006
18 Anticipation Guide Look at the statements again Change any Agrees or Disagrees based on new information you have gainedDiscuss your answers with a partner
19 Formative assessment is done at the end of the learning process. Formative assessment is used only for the teacher to adjust instruction.Students are graded on every formative assessment.Formative instruction and instruction go hand-in-hand.Formative assessment can help teachers differentiate instruction.Formative assessment can affect scores on summative assessments.
20 Where Can Teachers Find More about Formative Assessments?
39 Inside Outside Circle Count off 1, 2, 1, 2 ……. 1s form a circle with your back to the inside2s find a partner who is a 1 and face them forming an outside circleBe prepared to discuss with your partner when the teacher directs