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Formative Assessment PLC Modules

An introduction to formative assessment practices developed by Margaret Heritage for the Oregon Department of Education.   

Module Structure

The resources are designed to be implemented in a well-established PLC with an experienced facilitator. The facilitator guides are developed as a starting place for facilitating discussions and can be adapted by the facilitator.
 

The modules each require 60 minutes of meeting time and a commitment to apply the learning from one module prior to convening for the next module. All modules include the same structure:he modules each require 60 minutes of meeting time and a commitment to apply the learning from one module prior to convening for the next module. All modules include the same structure:

  • Connection to Professional Practice
  • Introduction of New Content (Audio slide presentation with recorded narration or a script for local facilitation)
  • Discussion
  • Application

Module Resources

  • What formative assessment is and what it is not
  • How formative assessment is part of a comprehensive assessment system
  • In the context of multi-tiered systems of support/RTI, how effective formative assessment can improve all students’ learning

Materials

 

  • Establishing learning goals and success criteria
  • Intentionally gathering evidence of learning

Materials

  • High-leverage teaching strategies and how to implement them

Materials

    • Student role in formative assessment
      • Using feedback
      • Providing peer feedback
      • Engaging in self-assessment
    • Classroom culture for student role in formative assessment
    • Lesson planning template

    Materials

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