Useful Formative Assessment Websites
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54 Different Examples of Formative AssessmentPresentation of 54 different examples using formative assessment in the classroom.
Agile Mind's Evaluating Appropriate Assessment Systems 
Formative Assessment Practices to Support Student Learning Chrys Mursky included a write-up titled "Formative Assessment Practices to Support Student Learning" which includes links to four videos featuring teachers demonstrating each attribute in the process.
Iowa Department of Education: Assessment for Learning Process used by teachers and students as part of instruction that provides feedback to adjust ongoing teaching and learning to improve students’ achievement of core content.
Mathematics Assessment Project (MARS): Formative Assessment 
Michigan Department of Education: FAME 
West Virginia Dept of Education: Teach 21 Formative Assessment 
Using Classroom Formative Assessment and Tasks to Improve Student Learning
Formative Assessment Presentation at the 2013 KSDE Pre-Conference by Melisa Hancock and Melissa Fast. The session will focus on how teachers can use formative questions and tasks to inform their instruction towards better student learning. Information will be provided on what formative assessment looks like in the KCCRS and how teachers can create items that will help lead their students to the conceptual understanding called for in the standards. When teachers understand what students know and can do, and then use that knowledge to make more effective instructional decisions, the net result is greater learning for students and a greater sense of satisfaction for teachers. -Bright and Joyner (2005) Resources available to teachers in the area of formative assessment will be shared and hands on activities to help teachers in understanding the formative process will take place.
Designing Mathematics Assessments That Count
Formative Assessment Presentation at the 2014 KSDE Pre-Conference by Melisa Hancock, Debbie Thompson, Melissa Fast: The session will focus on designing and creating formative and/or summative assessments that are aligned to the Kansas College and Career Ready Standards (KCCRS). Information shared will guide educators in creating tasks that are in line with the expectations of the standards as well as the rigor and level of understanding that is required by the standards. Two well-known resources produced by the writers of the Common Core State Standards for Mathematics will be used for this work: Learning Progressions and the Illustrative Mathematics Project. As we explore these resources, a framework will be shared that outlines the process of creating assessments that can be replicated within any district or school. Participants will leave with the process of creating formatives and/or summative assessments that are rigorous and aligned to the KCCRS. We will also share some examples that you can take back and use with students right away (or tomorrow!)
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Standard CardsCards labeling different standards focused on during training.
Presentation PowerPoint 
Learning Progressions TemplateActivity used during training.
Contact Information

 

Melissa Fast
Math Standards 6-12
MSP Program 
Consultant
mfast@ksde.org 
785-296-3486 


Sara Schafer 

Math  Assessment K-12
Math Standards K-8
Program Consultant 
sschafer@ksde.org
785-296-1074


  Tierney Kirtdoll
 Administrative Specialist
 tkirtdoll@ksde.org
 785-296-3142
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