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Instruction and Formative Assessments that Include All Learners

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Saturday, December 5, 7:45–8:30 am PST (Pacific Standard Time)
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Michelle Wendt  
Make instructional adjustments based on student responses. Using formative assessments, teachers address learning gaps promptly, increase student growth and inform interventions needed for struggling and high-achieving students. Improve questioning skills and explore a variety of tools to assist with assessment and providing timely feedback.

Audience: Teachers, Teacher education/higher ed faculty, Library media specialists
Skill level: Beginner
Attendee devices: Devices useful
Attendee device specification: Smartphone: Windows, Android, iOS
Laptop: Chromebook, Mac, PC
Tablet: Android, iOS, Windows
Participant accounts, software and other materials: A Gmail account would be most useful.
Topic: Assessment/evaluations/use of data
ISTE Standards: For Educators:
  • Design authentic learning activities that align with content area standards and use digital tools and resources to maximize active, deep learning.
  • Set professional learning goals to explore and apply pedagogical approaches made possible by technology and reflect on their effectiveness.
  • Provide alternative ways for students to demonstrate competency and reflect on their learning using technology.
Additional detail: Session recorded for video-on-demand

Proposal summary

Purpose & objective

Which digital tools can improve formative assessment for teachers and students? The purpose of this session is to pair technology tools with inclusive questioning techniques to bring equity to formative assessment practices. Designed for educators across all grade levels, including K-12 and postsecondary, we will model using examples from our classrooms, and provide opportunities to experience the tools.

Technology tools may include:
Google Slides, Padlet, Tricider, Popplet, Peardeck, Miro, and more.
Formative Assessment strategies will include:
Priming, posing, pausing, probing, bouncing, tagging, and binning

Session Objectives:
Teachers will practice the use of tech tools to conduct formative assessments based on inclusive questioning techniques, instructional goals, and learning targets.


1. Introduction-(5 minutes):
Attendees will complete an instructor-led pre-assessment designed to measure their previous understanding of the topic.
2.Learning Targets-(15 minutes)
We will share equitable and inclusive questioning techniques paired with the tools that support each type of assessment question.
3.Examine results-(5 minutes)
Explore the next steps, by examining the data collected and identifying a map to success with the help of the participants
4.Wrap up-(5 Minutes)
Post-assessment activity and results comparison.

Supporting research

Fostering Equity and Inclusion Using Formative Assessment Moves

Assessing Habits of Mind

Mastering Formative Assessment Moves

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Michelle Wendt, SRI&ETTC of Stockton University

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