Technology to Support Formative Assessment in Math

Use technology tools to facilitate your formative assessments! 


Formative assessments in math range from reviews of student homework, or in-class worksheets to quick-check quizzes with open questions; to observation when students are using think-aloud strategies. Teachers can use a range of technology tools to facilitate continuous formative assessments in math.


Focus on Fractions Online Assessments 


PowerUp has compiled materials on teaching and assessing student learning of fractions in grades 4, 5, and 6 called Focus on Fractions:



Check out our list below for some more ideas to get you started! Hungry for more? Follow our Formative Assessment Pinterest board! 


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Use and Customize Open Ed Math Assessments!


Take advantage of pre-built, atuomatically-graded formative assessments, or create your own, on OpenEd! With thousands of assessments and test items, you can tailor your formative assessment for students based on their grade level and subject area, as well as academic standards. OpenEd is the only free formative assessment item bank that covers every Common Core State Standard, in addition to other state and national standards, including the NGSS.


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Try out software with personalized solutions


Try MathWhizz and Xtra Math which automatically adjust the content delivered to each student based on performance and provide teachers with a dashboard for viewing student learning.


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Teach your class with Khan Academy


Find Khan Academy quizzes to assess student learning and use the recommended videos to address gaps in understanding.


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Find assessment strategies in our Instructional Strategy Guides


Dig into the PowerUp Math Instructional Strategy Guides to find information about formative assessment in each Teach with Tech section.


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See it in Action!


Explore the assessment and lesson planning ideas in PowerUp’s Lessons in Action. Use these plans as ideas and inspiration for your own lesson planning and assessment.


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Provide your students with audio and video feedback


Create online portfolios of math work or create math journals using Google Docs (or another online document system). Use a tool like Kaizena to add audio feedback and video examples to your comments.

What's New on PowerUp?

PowerUp WHAT WORKS resources for students with disabilities are now available in OpenEd Resource Library. Customizable lesson plans, materials, videos, and more available in the world's largest online collection of standards-aligned resources.