Developing Multiple and Varied Checks for Understanding

Focus Area: Formative Assessment and Differentiation


Phase: Targeted Support

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Strategic, well-designed checks for understanding based on clear, student-facing learning targets can provide an opportunity for teachers to get insight into their students’ comprehension of content and make adjustments to their instruction. In this 2-hour virtual workshop, participants will examine how checks for understanding play a role in formative assessment and gain what they need to bring these checks into practice.

This workshop is part of a series. Explore the other workshop sessions below:


This workshop is designed for teachers and coaches who want to build understanding around how to check for student understanding in a variety of ways to inform their instruction. This session would be a good fit for any educator, whether they are just beginning to transition to more formative assessment in their classroom, or they are more experienced and want to build ideas around varied types of assessments.


I incorporate student-centered formative assessments into my instruction.

Learning Experience

  • Define checks for understanding and how they play a role in formative assessment
  • Explore key tools for gathering learning data
  • Build a plan for an upcoming CFU