We need to know what our students are learning so that we
can teach and support them better. This course explores the use of formative
assessments for the same purpose.
you for embarking on this journey. For an effective learning experience, please
switch off any notifications, use a notebook to write down your learning and
questions as you take the course.Teachers often find gaps in the
students’ learning at the end of term assessments and think to themselves that
these gaps could have been corrected had they known that the students have not
grasped a concept. The teacher could have changed the classroom instruction at
the right time. Formative Assessments are a tool for the teachers to alter,
change or modify their classroom instruction to help them address the gaps in
student learning. This course will help the teacher create and conduct
This course meets the following standards
Teaching As Leadership
P-1 Create or obtain standards- aligned formative assessments (with
tracking and grading systems) to determine where students are against big goals
SA.1.1a Understanding of the different objectives of assessment.
SA.1.1b Understanding of the different assessment methods and tools.
SA.2.1a Ability to select/ modify and implement an assessment,
considering the assessment objectives and the classroom content
SA.2.2a Ability to create and implement an assessment, considering the
assessment objectives and the classroom context.