Developing Multiple and Varied Checks for Understanding

Focus Area: Formative Assessment and Differentiation
Audience:

Teachers

Pathway: Understanding

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Overview

Often, in classrooms, students will sit silent when asked if they understand or may not even be aware of what they do or do not understand. 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.

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Audience

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.

Outcome

I implement varied checks for understanding to assess student levels.

Learning Experience

Session A: Developing Multiple and Varied Checks for Understanding

Define

  • Define how formative assessment plays a critical role in student-centered learning
  • Build understanding around the different ways to gather student data by using checks for understanding

Explore

  • Explore a variety of strategies for gathering student learning data and gauging student understanding
  • Identify ways student data can drive instruction by exploring teacher scenarios

Build

  • Build a plan for an upcoming check for understanding in their own context
  • Get feedback from a peer on their plan