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Formative Assessment

 

Any teacher would tell you how diverse and complex the classroom environment is. One should take into consideration that in a classroom there are several learning styles. Therefore, an educator must cater to all,  preferably via formative assessment. “Formative assessment” is a process used by teachers and students during instruction that provides explicit feedback to adjust ongoing teaching and learning to improve students’ achievement of intended instructional outcomes (McManus, S., 2006). Since each individual learns differently, a teacher must make sure each understood the explanation.

On the Spot

One of the prime ways to attain such a goal is through this kind of testing. One may consider such assessments as crossed milestones. The teacher tests the students after she explains a couple of subconcepts. Then they could instantly estimate and identify the missing links to go back and fill in the gaps. Formative assessment is fundamental in the classroom prior to the final exam or test. It guides the teacher towards issues students are facing that might not have even been considered. Hence, by the end of the unit or term, both the students and teacher would have fulfilled their objectives.

Outcome

According to Hanover Research, though the focus of most research is not on summative test scores, findings indicate that students who receive formative assessment perform better on a variety of achievement indicators than their peers do. While many of these studies exhibit methodological limitations, experts agree that the practice of assessment for learning promises its ability to improve student performance. Upon research, we have reached a solid conclusion stating that formative assessment or within instruction quizzing is crucial and leads to massive academic accomplishments.

An upside to all of this is that formative assessment can be used for all content areas which is great news to educators. It most definitely helps link the bridge between what the students don’t get and what the teachers want. On the other hand, no incorporation of formative prevents the adjustment of teaching and learning throughout the process. That would negatively affect the end results of the students after the instruction is supposedly done.

Formative Assessment at its Finest

When asked, a lot of teachers would complain that they don’t have enough time to assess while instructing. After school hours, they would either be busy preparing their lesson plans or correcting loads of papers. They surely wouldn’t go for any more papers to correct as formative assessment. The students won’t be very fond of written quizzes as well. An ultimate solution would be an easy, fun, and on the spot formative assessment. Those assets are completely compatible with Play.My.Way. It is an application that runs atop any other app, which allows parents to integrate educational content in a way which guarantees academic value is delivered, while their kids are playing on any smart device.
Even though each student in the classroom has his or her own tablet, teachers can guarantee that their students aren’t playing on their smart devices. Teachers can quiz the students on each concept they are explaining using Play.My.Way. It is a new and fun way of assessing for the students, and at the same time effortless and smooth for teachers. Students will most probably get better scores and excited due to the way they are being assessed. Teachers will feel relieved for doing formative assessment with minimal time, under their control, and no additional paperwork because of the comprehensive report they receive for each student. That way everyone can stay on the same track, having the same targets, and achieving the same goals.

One of the prime ways to attain such a goal is through this kind of testing. One may consider such assessments as crossed milestones. The teacher tests the students after she explains a couple of subconcepts. Then they could instantly estimate and identify the missing links to go back and fill in the gaps. Formative assessment is fundamental in the classroom prior to the final exam or test. It guides the teacher towards issues students are facing that might not have even been considered. Hence, by the end of the unit or term, both the students and teacher would have fulfilled their objectives.

Outcome

According to Hanover Research, though the focus of most research is not on summative test scores, findings indicate that students who receive formative assessment perform better on a variety of achievement indicators than their peers do. While many of these studies exhibit methodological limitations, experts agree that the practice of assessment for learning promises its ability to improve student performance. Upon research, we have reached a solid conclusion stating that formative assessment or within instruction quizzing is crucial and leads to massive academic accomplishments.

An upside to all of this is that formative assessment can be used for all content areas which is great news to educators. It most definitely helps link the bridge between what the students don’t get and what the teachers want. On the other hand, no incorporation of formative prevents the adjustment of teaching and learning throughout the process. That would negatively affect the end results of the students after the instruction is supposedly done.

Formative Assessment at its Finest

When asked, a lot of teachers would complain that they don’t have enough time to assess while instructing. After school hours, they would either be busy preparing their lesson plans or correcting loads of papers. They surely wouldn’t go for any more papers to correct as formative assessment. The students won’t be very fond of written quizzes as well. An ultimate solution would be an easy, fun, and on the spot formative assessment. Those assets are completely compatible with Play.My.Way. It is an application that runs atop any other app, which allows parents to integrate educational content in a way which guarantees academic value is delivered, while their kids are playing on any smart device.

Even though each student in the classroom has his or her own tablet, teachers can guarantee that their students aren’t playing on their smart devices. Teachers can quiz the students on each concept they are explaining using Play.My.Way. It is a new and fun way of assessing for the students, and at the same time effortless and smooth for teachers. Students will most probably get better scores and excited due to the way they are being assessed. Teachers will feel relieved for doing formative assessment with minimal time, under their control, and no additional paperwork because of the comprehensive report they receive for each student. That way everyone can stay on the same track, having the same targets, and achieving the same goals.

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