A Tool to Observe/Evaluate Formative Assessment Practice

Teacher With Male Pupil Reading At DeskTen dimensions of formative assessment practice are described. For each dimension, a rubric is provided for use in observation and self reflection with the goal of improving instructional practice. The ten dimensions are:
I. Learning goals II. Criteria for Success III. Tasks and Activities that Elicit Evidence of Student Learning IV. Questioning Strategies that Elicit Evidence of Student Learning V. Feedback loops during questioning VI. Descriptive Feedback VII. Peer-Assessment VIII. Self-Assessment IX. Collaboration X. Using Evidence to Inform Instruction.