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Time: approximately three hours (plus teaching time)

This module introduces teachers to formative assessment and considers the different ways formative assessment can be done. The activities address the following questions:

  • What is formative assessment?
  • How can tasks be used to assess students’ understanding?
  • How can technology be used to assess students’ understanding?
  • How can this assessment be used to promote learning?
  • What kinds of feedback are most helpful for students?
  • How can students become engaged in the assessment process?

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Some activities refer to video clips. These can be accessed directly from the PowerPoint or by clicking on the icons below.
Activity D video Activity C   Activity D video Activity E(1)    Activity F video Activity E(2)  Activity H video Activity F

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Formative assessment in Science and
Mathematics Education (FaSMEd)
The Research Centre for Learning and Teaching
Newcastle University