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.
PowerUp has compiled materials on teaching and assessing student learning of fractions in grades 4, 5, and 6 called Focus on Fractions:
- Focus on Fractions Lesson in Action - explore a sample lesson using the Focus on Fractions formative assessments
- Focus on Fractions Online Assessments - use our grade-level online assessments linked to relevant instructional materials to help you target instruction (requires FREE registration)
- Instructions and related materials - find tips, resources, and suggested strategies for using Focus on Fractions assessments
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Check out our list below for some more ideas to get you started! Hungry for more? Follow our Formative Assessment Pinterest board!
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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Teach your class with Khan Academy
Find Khan Academy quizzes to assess student learning and use the recommended videos to address gaps in understanding.
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.
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.
Provide your students with audio and video feedback