Structuring formative assessment and using these to monitor student progress and assess student achievement

Author: Chizuko Inoue-Andersson


How do we know that our students are learning? Teachers who differentiate effectively use information that they have collected from formative assessment to plan new learning activities. Formative assessment involves checking for student understanding and monitoring student progress, allowing us to make informed judgments and differentiate the learning for each student. In this session, we will firstly have a look at the connection between formative assessment and effective differentiation using the information in one of the HITS (High Impact Teaching Strategies). We will also explore Dylan William’s five principles of formative assessment and explore practical formative assessment strategies. Finally, we will have an opportunity to learn about what kind of differentiation strategies we can use and how we can intervene to promote student learning.