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10 Creative Ways to Formatively Assess Your Students

10 Creative Ways to Formatively Assess Your Students

Looking for ways to mix up testing your students’ knowledge and comprehension? Check out some of the awesome ideas that teachers shared with us on our Facebook page:

1. “I like to do a Round Robin show and tell about their projects. The students go around and share "I likes" and "I wonders" for constructive feedback from their peers! The students love it! #educatorfirst” – Amy M.

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2. “Dramatize! Places, cameras, ACTION! I always feel that if a child could touch, feel , and see the equation it becomes a reality! Just love it when the lights come on. ‘Oh yeah now I get it!’” – Robin D.


3. “Jeopardy style team games.” – Mary B.


4. “Small group intervention.” – Andrea C.


5.“Exit ticket that looks like a state test question (multiple choice), but I also require work shown for math. I love Study Island and I’ve created a teacher against teacher challenge to see which class can get the most blue ribbons on grade level content.” – Jamie R.

6. “Peer editing of responses to writing prompts.” – Comfort A.

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7. “Tomorrow my students will work in groups to determine the mystery ingredients for Christmas Cookie Recipes by multiplying and dividing fractions instead of taking a unit test.” – Jason C.


8. “We do ticket out the door. It's fun, quick, and easy!” – Sandra F.

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9. “Something collaborative or creative.” – Jill W.

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10. “Small groups led by students.“ - Sara W. 

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Brita Hammer

Brita started with Edmentum in March 2018 and currently serves as a Marketing Associate. She is passionate about providing teachers resources to help their students achieve in and out of the classroom. Brita earned a B.S. in Marketing from North Dakota State University.