How to Get Students Thinking

Here are Your Free Formative Assessment Techniques

There is growing evidence that helping teachers develop their use of minute-by-minute, day-by-day formative assessment is one of the most powerful ways to improve student learning.

  • On average, students exposed to classroom formative assessment learn as much material in eight months as other students learn in one year.
  • Strategic formative assessment asks teachers, students, and their peers to elicit, interpret, and use evidence of student learning to make the most effective decisions about next steps in instruction.

Here are some effective classroom strategies from our helpful guide — 10 Feedback Techniques That Make Students Think.