Formative assessments are used in the classroom to get a pulse on the learning of your students. Teachers take these quick assessments and then use them to guide and enhance their instruction. After teaching a concept and believing that your students have grasped the knowledge your standards require - distribute this formative assessment to see if students gained the the understanding you hoped they would.
I created this formative assessment on a half sheet - and then duplicated it as the same in the space below. I liked to make a short stack of copies of these - then cut them in half - and then they were accessible to me if/when the need to assess my students would present itself.
This formative assessment is easy to use, self explanatory, and then a quick read for the teacher. Students will be able to give the teacher five specific concepts from the lesson - that stood out to them. They will formulate questions centered around those words/concepts to help the teacher get a feel as to what stuck with the students. This information could help determine how tomorrow's lesson will need to be taught (reteaching, moving on, small group understanding, etc.). The teacher could even use the questions written by students as a way to review material the next day in small groups, on a quiz, student's partnering up with another student to review, etc. I never took grades on formative assessments.
- The preview is showing a portion of the actual formative assessment tool.
** If you like this formative assessment - check out the variety of other ones I have posted here too!