Assessing levels of understanding using learning scales helps greatly in the classroom.
With the increased need for formative assessment, which leads to better reteaching and keeping students accountable, using learning scales from 1 to 4 is the one of the easiest but useful ways to go.
This follows the concept of if you totally understand and can help your teacher teach it to a classmate, you're at a level 4. If you understand on your own and can work independently, you would be a 3 and so on. I
In my classroom, I had my students use their fingers to display their level of understanding. It is AWESOME to use during Math. Its instant feedback on your teaching and their understanding. It allows for a quick reteaching, alternate strategies and means to understanding.
This is a simple but so useful idea but with a football theme! There are 12 posters total with a different look for the 3 types.