The Modern Challenges of Formative Assessment

Modern Civic’s Project contributor Shawn McCusker’s most recent article has been published on the Otus blog. In it he discusses the challenges we face and the opportunities available to us If you would like to read it in its entirety you can find it here: The Modern Challenges of Formative Assessment.

“Where teachers once had relatively limited options for conducting Formative Assessment, today there is an abundance of simple, effective and free ways to collect information for learning in your classroom. A new challenge that these tools confront us with is whether we are making the most of the formative assessment data that we collect. Are we using this information effectively to inform our choices about the learning opportunities that we provide for our students?”

Included is a unique Branch Logic Google Form that demonstrates how we might create differentiated paths to learning that include student choice, including how to collect various student work products.  Check out the full article!