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 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 make a list of three ideas or ways that they believe their learning today fits in the real world. Students need to see that what they are learning is applied to what happens outside of the classroom. 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.
- 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!