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Formative Assessment

TEC 546

Juli

Coats


Formative Assessment


Many classrooms are using various methods to
measure student learning. With the advent of
technology becoming more and more specialized,
technology is being utilized to assess what
students have learned. It also assists to show
students area of weakness. One assessment that
teachers are using is the Formative Assessment.


Formative Assessment consists of various areas of
assessment.


Formative Assessment


“Assessments of learning are important if we are to ascribe
grades to students and provide accountability, (he) urges
teachers to focus more on assessment for learning. These
types of assessment


formative assessments


support
learning during the learning process.”
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The formative assessment is a tool for accessing student
proficiency. It uncovers their strengths and weaknesses and
helps the teacher decide what to teach next. The
cost

of
formative assessments can be little to nothing or high
priced depending on what tool is being used to assess.


Formative Assessment


For a formative assessment to be successful.
t
he
teacher must make plans to modify instruction to
accommodate all learners. This is where differentiation
of instruction will become an important part of the
teaching and learning process. Some students may be
able to answer questions that others may not.


In differentiated classrooms everywhere, a resounding
mantra is "Fair is not equal; fair is getting what you
need."
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1398


Formative Assessment


The differentiating of instruction can be done
with various types of formative assessments.
Often times technology is used in formative
assessments. Teachers and parents have
indicated an improvement in student
participation and achievement when using
technology based formative assessments.


It is important to become familiar with the
technology based assessment before jumping in
with two feet. Both teacher and student need to
understand what the assessment is asking.

Formative Assessment


One way to do this which has proven successful is
to use the program
Testmoz
.


Testmoz

is a simple service for creating and
administering multiple choice tests online.
Testmoz

provides a unique
url

for the tests you create.
Testmoz

also provides a “pass code” that test takers
have to enter. As the administrator of the tests you
create you can quickly see who has taken your test
and how many questions they answered correctly.
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1362586411/
testmoz




Formative Assessments


The
testmoz

program is free. This is a nice
benefit. Teachers can quickly produce a test
without a whole lot of preparation by using this
software. It does help with differentiation of
instruction as well because the results are
immediate and show the teacher where students
are having difficulty.


To create a test you need to pick a password and
you will be given a unique URL. Teachers will
create a password that students need to put in
the computer

Formative Assessment


and the teacher will be able to track the student in
regards to their progress with relative ease.


The cost for using
Testmoz

is really nothing. Most
websites will display that it is a free tool for
assessment.

It can easily be used for differentiation. During the
test or quiz the students can be assessed and their
progress measured almost instantaneously. The
progress that each student is making is being
recorded and analyzed through the use of
Testmoz
.

Formative Assessment


Testmoz

is a flexible tool. It can cross many boundaries.
It can be used with computer based information and
also with web
-
based information. This tool has a lot of
useful capabilities.


The teacher can record a wealth of data by using
Testmoz
. When the students are using the
Testmoz

they will almost always be producing data. Whether
the questions are multiple choice, true false or fill in
the blank, the teacher can teach the program to
concentrate on areas that are revealing themselves as
difficult.

Formative Assessment


When students have concluded their assessments
the teacher can review their data from the
formative assessment.


After the data has been reviewed the data will
encourage the teacher to add some questions
that the students had a difficult time answering
correctly.




The students can then take another assessment
on what was just learned and give the teacher
more data to use to correct errors.

Formative Assessment


Students are being assessed on a regular
basis. Their teachers are looking for the
perfect assessment. They want to find one
that covers all areas, does not need much
explanation and does not take a long time to
score. The
testmoz

does a great deal of this. It
is a very helpful tool for enhancing the lesson.
There are a wide variety of areas that this tool
helps address.

References


http://positivelypersistentteach.tumblr.com/post/1362
586411/testmoz


http://www2.scholastic.com/browse/article.jsp?id=375
1398


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