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Formative Assessment – Something to think about

on September 28, 2012

As we are investigating assessment for learning in the math classroom, one of the things that comes to mind is how are we communicating that constructive feedback to the learner so that they can modify their thinking with the purpose of improving their learning? Research shows that providing feedback that moves the learner forward is a critical part of formative assessment. How do we create a culture of intrinsic learners in our math classrooms? Formative assessment is a wonderful way for educators to identify gaps in learning the developmental concepts of math and to help guide instruction, but what are some strategies you use in math to encourage students to think about their learning and to self-assess?

Fern

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