Formative Assessment Strategy: Find Someone Who…Review

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I found this strategy for checking for understanding from Judith Dodge’s 25 Quick Formative Assessment Strategies for a Differentiated Classroom. My staff and I used this to assess prior knowledge from our first technology night. The fifteen minutes we spent discussing these topics created a nice transition to our next learning target as we explore digital student portfolios.

Here are some ways my staff thought we could use this in any classroom:

as a preassessment

to review for a summative assessment

to foster peer dialogue

to clear up confusion

to engage active learners

How might you use this in staff development and/or the classroom? Please share in the comments.

Author: Matt Renwick

Matt Renwick is a 17-year public educator who began as a 5th and 6th grade teacher. After seven years of teaching, he served as a dean of students, assistant principal and athletic director before becoming an elementary principal in Wisconsin Rapids. Matt is now an elementary principal for the Mineral Point Unified School District (http://mineralpointschools.org/). Matt tweets @ReadByExample and writes for ASCD (www.ascd.org) and Lead Literacy (www.leadliteracy.com).

6 thoughts on “Formative Assessment Strategy: Find Someone Who…Review”

  1. Thanks, Matt! I’ve been reading your blog since summer and I love it! You give great strategies and practical, feet-on-the-ground advice for teachers and administrators in the real world.

    This is definitely something I will pass on to my staff for discussion.

    You are on my blog list here: http://staysharpened.blogspot.com/

    Thanks!

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