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​Select content from 2015-16 Formative Assessment Insights Course

Resources from a previous online course, implemented in partnership between WestEd, Oregon, and six other western states.

Formative Assessment Guides

  • Five Evidence Gathering Routines

    Formative assessment involves continuously collecting and using evidence to move student learning forward. Rather than adding a bunch of new evidence collection strategies to your instructional practice, we find that the best way for teachers to elicit evidence during instruction is to start with what you do already. Done well, each of these routines incorporates the insights about evidence, and assumes that these foundations of evidence collection are in place as the routines are carried out in the classroom.

  • Quick-Guide to the Deliberate Acts of Teaching

    Guidance about formative assessment

  • Six Insights about Feedback

    Giving feedback is one of several ways teachers may decide to respond to evidence of student learning. We know that when done well, feedback can have powerful effects on student learning.

  • Peer Assessment

    Description of peer assessment

  • Insights About Self-Assessment

    Description of self-assessment

  • Overview of the Fundamentals of Learning

    Three interdependent core ideas about learning provide a practical framework for thinking about how to structure student learning for formative assessment. They are the means through which students reach the Content Standards during their daily learning opportunities in the classroom.

  • Learning Goals and Success Criteria

    Explain the purpose of Learning Goals and Success Criteria.

  • Revisiting the Graphic Organizer and Lesson Planning Template

    Guidance about Formative Assessment concept

Lesson Planning Resources

Self and Peer Assessment Resources

Resources for use in your classroom

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