Assessment

Formative

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When integrated into the teaching and learning process, formative assessment provides key data to adjust instruction and promotes an active, student centered learning environment.  With the implementation of Formative, a free online tool for ongoing assessment,  frequent checks for understanding are easy to implement.  Formative transforms the assessment and feedback cycle to a more sophisticated level where educators can gain deeper insight into student learning. A continuous feedback loop is essential to meeting learner needs. With Formative, not only can feedback be offered quickly, it is in a real time, interactive format that engages the technology driven student.

Socrative

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Assessment is essential to data driven teaching.  In addition to formal, summative assessment types, teachers are using exit tickets and shorter, less “invasive” assessments to gauge student understanding of concepts.

Socrative is a user-friendly, web based tool that allows your mobile devices to act as a quick response system.  The teacher creates a quiz and students answer using a mobile device. The results appear real time, allowing students instant feedback.

Assessments can be represented using multiple- choice, true/false, and short answer.  Using a Socrative generated code, students simply log in and are put into a virtual classroom where the flow of the assessment is controlled by the teacher. Quizzes can be stored for later use or shared with colleagues.

How is the data displayed? Teachers can choose from a variety of reports to view and analyze data. Data is even available in spreadsheet format.

Suitable for pre-k through 12th grade, Socrative provides students with a new and engaging means of assessment while providing educators valuable data to drive instruction.