As you explore a new topic with your students, you can continually check in on their progress with the help of formative assessments. These assessments help you gauge a learner’s level of understanding and identify any challenges they may be facing.
The result? A steady stream of insights that you can use to inform your teaching strategies and lesson plans. With formative assessments, you can meet your students exactly where they are.
Summative assessments help record growth after students have completed a learning unit. The scores from these evaluations tend to carry more weight within a student’s overall grades.
On the other hand, the stakes are low with formative assessment scores. By assessing students while they’re learning a concept, you can quickly make adjustments in the classroom to bridge learning gaps.
Conduct quizzes and activities in real-time and invite students to join in from any device.
Tap into instant reports and graphs that help you measure understanding and tweak your lessons in no time.
Allow students to upload their work and share their train of thought so you know exactly when to step in.
Ease away the pressure of tests by lowering the grade points for each question.
Formative assessments can take any shape or form that meets the needs of your classroom. Whether it’s a simple show of hands, writing a summary, answering a quick quiz, or labeling a diagram, the options are endless.
And the best part? All of these formats can be smoothly integrated within your lessons, so learning and evaluation can always go hand in hand.
In this classic activity, learners can complete sentences by filling in the blanks with the right answers.
Ask your students to reorder a set of jumbled options in ascending, descending, or chronological order.
Present learners with the opportunity to select one or more correct answers from a list of options.
Gamify your assessment with shuffled text and images that your students can pair together.
Choose between a plain background or an image and watch as students give shape to their thoughts with colors, highlighters, and more.
Motivate learners to think critically by dragging and dropping the right options to complete a sentence.
Let students take center stage with video responses so you can assess their presentation skills.
Check the pulse of your classroom with a fun poll or vote.
Use Lessons to create an instructor-led experience where slides and multimedia are combined with quiz and poll questions.
Engage your students’ higher order thinking skills and encourage them to dig deep with open-ended questions.
Analyze speaking skills by allowing students to voice their answers using the audio response feature.
Prompt your students to choose between a set of drop-down options to fill out the blanks in a piece of text.