1st Edition

20 Formative Assessment Strategies that Work
A Guide Across Content and Grade Levels

ISBN 9781138046764
Published October 27, 2017 by Routledge
200 Pages 3 B/W Illustrations

USD $34.95

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Book Description

This book provides teachers and school leaders with practical, effective, and proven assessment strategies that are immediately implementable in classrooms. You’ll learn about 20 high-impact formative assessment strategies, with details on how they can be applied to a variety of content areas and grade levels, including mathematics, science, language arts, social studies, and various electives. In this accessible book, these experienced authors demonstrate the how and why, along with a framework for folding these new ideas into job-embedded professional development. 20 Formative Assessment Strategies that Work provides the full toolkit for implementing, managing, and modifying these assessment strategies in your school and classrooms today.

Table of Contents


Meet the Authors



Introduction: Formatively Assessing Learning

Part I: Arts: Formative Assessment Strategies

Integrating Arts into Formative Assessments

Assessment 1 Postcard Summaries

Assessment 2 Sculpt It

Assessment 3 Sing It

Assessment 4 Who/What Am I This Time

Professional Development Plan: Arts Tasks

Part II: Collaborative: Formative Assessment Strategies

Integrating Collaboration into Formative Assessments

Assessment 5…And Scene!

Assessment 6 Check In, Check Out

Assessment 7 Group Graphic Organizers

Assessment 8    Learning Upgrade Charts

Professional Development Plan: Collaborative Tasks

Part III: Movement: Formative Assessment Strategies

Integrating Movement into Formative Assessments

Assessment 9 Four Corners

Assessment 10 Give One, Get One, Trade!

Assessment 11 Graffiti Art

Assessment 12 Human Likert Scale

Professional Development Plan: Movement Tasks

Part IV: Select Response: Formative Assessment Strategies

Integrating Select Response into Formative Assessments

Assessment 13 ABC Cups

Assessment 14 Entrance Tickets

Assessment 15 Exit Ticket

Assessment 16 Question Hunt

Professional Development Plan: Select Response Tasks

Part V: Supply Response: Formative Assessment Strategies

Integrating Supply Response into Formative Assessments

Assessment 17 3-2-1

Assessment 18 I Think I Wonder

Assessment 19 Sample Student Scenario

Assessment 20 Would You Rather

Professional Development Plan: Select Response Tasks


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Kate Wolfe Maxlow is Professional Learning Coordinator at Hampton City Schools in Hampton, Virginia, USA.

Karen L. Sanzo is Professor of Educational Leadership at Old Dominion University, USA. Recipient of 2019 Master Professor Award from University Council for Educational Administration (UCEA).


"A great resource for assessment with so many ready-to-use resources! So helpful for working in our teacher-based-team meetings to plan ways to keep students actively assessing without boring them with tests. The variety of assessments help to take the redundancy of testing out of the classroom and the focus back to learning." 
—Jessica Bennett, 8th Grade Language Arts Teacher, Brookpark Middle School, OH