Open to: All teachers.
Opportunity at a Glance: Our previous learning cycle, “Defining and Supporting Engagement,” concluded by presenting an opportunity teachers may use to have groups participate in discussion forums like Socratic Seminar. In this series, “Assessments in Instruction,” you’ll have the opportunity to develop your abilities to use assessment to support student learning. One form of assessment used often throughout a class period is formative assessment. Formative assessments help students identify their strengths and areas of improvement, while allowing teachers to respond to students’ needs quickly. We’ve created a set of resources to support teachers in developing their practice in component 3d, Using Assessment in Instruction. Check out: “Planning for Formative Assessment,” to learn more.
As a reminder, teachers have access to 70 Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development (ASCD) eBook titles to supplement and strengthen their practice. Some titles that connect to formative assessment include:
- Checking for Understanding: Formative Assessment Techniques for Your Classroom (Book 8, p. 9)
- Grading Smarter, Not Harder: Assessment Strategies That Motivate Kids and Help Them Learn (Book 28, p. 16)
Take action: See the full collection on WeTeachNYC.
For more information: Email the Teacher Effectiveness team with questions and to share your feedback, or visit the other Cycle of Learning series.