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 think about how their learning has changed based on your instruction. The teacher collects them - maybe does a sort - or learns if there are any gaps in his/her students' learning. I never took grades on formative assessments.
Cash Out! could be used after students read a piece of text or view a movie clip. This tool will encourage students to think about what they learned from the text or clip by responding to four types of thinking (comprehension, their reaction, what surprised them, and what is helpful to their learning.
- The preview is showing a portion of the actual formative assessment tool.
** If you like this formative assessment - check out the other ones I have posted here too!