A compilation of sample formative assessment used in various content areas and age groups to determine extent of student learning.

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Four Corners

by Pennye Rogers

A kinesthetic and visual to get student input on any topic.
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A task rotation provides 4 different ways to learn the same content.  Each task focuses on a particular learning style.  Students choose the one they want to complete but all learn the same content.  I usually have students choose 2 of the 4 tasks. 
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Frayer Model Template

by Pennye Rogers

I use the Frayer Model Template to help students understand vocabulary terms.  By explaining what the word is and is not, it helps the students to develop a deeper understanding of the concept.
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Frayer Model Template 2

by Pennye Rogers

This model was used for Physics but could be used in any content.  It adds the essential characteristics of the concept along with examples and non-examples.
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Crossword Template

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Creating a crossword puzzle from vocabulary words definitely involves higher order thinking.  It not only is a fun activity but helps students to build essential content vocabulary necessary for more indepth understanding of content.
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Comparing/contrasting require higher order thinking skills.  These skills can be applied to any content area and if completed successfully, demonstrate a student's understanding of the concept.
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Students often need help to make notes for study tools.  This example could be used for any content by simply changing the questions asked.  It is an organizational tool to help students decide what's important to know from the text.
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This activity requires students to sketch out the process of Alternation of Generations.  Physically drawing the process allows for greater retention of learning because it helps to create a mental image of the important concept.
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Students do research from text or internet to create a chart comparing  the characteristics of different models of the atom.
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Ever have trouble deciding what type of formative assessment matches your educational goals for your students?  Use the Interactive Bloom's Interactive Tool to get fresh ideas for formative assessments!
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