Formative Assessment Using Digital Tools

One of the most effective teaching methods to ensure student learning: formative assessment.  True formative assessment is a constantly occurring process that provides teachers with specific data about the level of understanding for each and every student in their classrooms.  What can be challenging, though, is finding ways to quickly and easily gather and analyze all of that student learning data to inform future instructional decisions.  The great news is many digital tools can now be used to efficiently and effectively formatively assess student learning and understanding throughout the learning process, thereby improving classroom instruction and student learning.

In this Formative Assessment Using Digital Tools collection, you will have the opportunity to dive deeper into what formative assessment really is (and isn't!), explore a few digital tools perfect for formative assessment, and learn how you can easily implement these tools into your daily instruction.  


Goals and Objectives: 

  • Review what effective formative assessment is (and isn't)
  • Understand the importance and effectiveness of using formative assessments in the classroom
  • Explore various digital tools perfect for formatively assessing students
  • See classroom examples of how these tools are used to assess student learning 


Pre-Requisites: None