In my last post, I said I would be doing many, many things differently, and that I would share resources I create in that process here.
This week, I’ve been working on Formative Assessment. I’ve learned a ton and it has made me rethink my role.
This is going to be a long summer of “rethinking” since I look back at what I’ve done in the past. Then I think of all the research that tells me that maybe I should become better at my job. My students like me, for the most part. Because of this, they pretty much roll with whatever I throw at them. I am looking forward to seeing what they think after I throw Formative Assessments at them. If I had to guess, I would say they are definitely not going to like it. I think they want the “just give me a worksheet and quick lesson on how to do it then leave me alone!” type of activity. That is what they’ve been trained to do, after all. I am hopeful they will surprise me.
Apologies to all my former English teachers for all the grammatically-incorrect writing in that last paragraph.
On to the sharing.
Below the files I’ve finished. They are Microsoft Word in .docx form. Yes, I could save them in a .doc file, but that would take more time and I haven’t done it yet, so I’m not going to start today. Maybe tomorrow.
They are far from complete. I am making an easier-to-use version of a book from NCTM (Mathematics Formative Assessment), and it probably violates a few copyright rules. But I don’t want the whole book. I want the part I will actually use. There are tons of great things I refer to in the book. If you want more information, including (especially?) the big table that shows when to use which one, buy the book. There are 75 Assessment ideas. I think I’m up to seven of them. Wow. I have a long way to go.
As always, feedback is appreciated!