Formative assessment is frequently thought of as something “extra” when really it should be integral to what teachers and students are actually doing within a mathematics lesson. Skip Fennell, Beth Kobett, and Jon Wray show that when used regularly, the Formative 5 assessment techniques represent viable, classroom-validated, in-the-moment practices for monitoring your students’ mathematics learning and identifying your instructional next steps.
This On-Your-Feet Guide provides:
- A brief look at each of five every-day formative assessment techniques: Interviews, Observations, Show Me, Hinge Questions, and Exit Tasks
- Critical questions and tools for implementing each technique.
- Special considerations and ways to assess your effectiveness in order to plan your next mathematics lesson.
- Brief videos with comments from authors and teachers along with classroom footage showing the Formative Five in action.
- Using the Formative 5 daily in your planning and teaching will truly influence student learning.