Using formative-assessment strategies, educators can gather information about what students are learning while they’re learning it. In these two videos, see how formative-assessment techniques play out in the classroom.
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In this video, Jefferson City, Mo., teacher Melissa Vernon discusses what strong and weak models of writing look like with her 1st grade class:
In this video, teacher Crystal Thayer uses a “commit and toss” activity that allows her to get a read on her 4th graders’ misunderstandings about mammals. Thayer teaches in Lewis County schools in Tollesboro, Ky.: