12 Ways to Pivot Instruction After You Collect Formative Assessment Data

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Participate and share : Interactive session

Dr. Monica Burns  
Learn strategies for taking action after collecting and analyzing data. We'll focus on a dozen ways educators can take action through instructional pivots and interventions and we'll share how to go beyond formative assessment data collection to explore how edtech can support next steps for student success.

Audience: Curriculum/district specialists, Teachers, Technology coordinators/facilitators
Skill level: Beginner
Attendee devices: Devices required
Attendee device specification: Smartphone: Android, iOS, Windows
Laptop: Chromebook, Mac, PC
Tablet: Android, iOS, Windows
Participant accounts, software and other materials: Attendees will have the option to participate in interactive activities using Mentimeter, Padlet and Jamboard.
Topic: Assessment/evaluations/use of data
Grade level: PK-12
ISTE Standards: For Educators:
  • Use technology to design and implement a variety of formative and summative assessments that accommodate learner needs, provide timely feedback to students and inform instruction.
  • Use assessment data to guide progress and communicate with students, parents and education stakeholders to build student self-direction.

Proposal summary

Purpose & objective

Participants will be able to decide what action items align to their formative assessment data collection goals.

Participants will be able to identify when tech-rich resources can be used to respond to the different needs of their students.

Participants will examine the benefits of using digital tools for assessment due to the ease and efficiency of gathering actionable information.


5 minutes - Set the stage with an overview of assessment and educators' roles as analysts with a connection ISTE Standards
5 minutes - Interactive activity connected to taking action on student responses (device-based activity)
15 minutes - first four tips
5 minutes - interactive assessment activity (peer-to-peer interaction)
10 minutes - second four tips
5 minutes - interactive assessment activity (device-based activity)
10 minutes - final set of four tips
5 minutes - Goal setting and questions

Supporting research (Episode 121)

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Dr. Monica Burns, Class Tech Tips, LLC

Dr. Monica Burns is an EdTech and Curriculum Consultant, author of EdTech Essentials (ASCD, 2021) and former New York City public school teacher. She works with schools and organizations around the world to support PreK-20 educators with thoughtful technology integration. Monica’s website and Easy EdTech Podcast helps educators place “tasks before apps” by promoting deeper learning with technology.