Formative Assessment - Middle School

What is the "Formative assessment" instructional strategy?

With "Formative Assessment", the teacher regularly assesses student performance related to expectations.  The key is to assess throughout instruction, either in the form of a formal test or informal observation of student performance during practice, as a means of planning for future instruction.  This ensures that instruction is delivered at a level that is appropriate for facilitating success.

What are the "Middle School" context videos?

The Middle School videos focus on the application of the entire range of Primary Level strategies to students in Middle school classroom settings. The videos represent a cross section of student abilities, instructional focus, and group sizes.

The following is a list of all of the Primary Level training videos  involving the "Formative Assessment" instructional strategy within a Middle School context that are available for viewing. 

(NOTE: All videos are in a streaming WMV file format, and clicking on the "Play video" link will open up Windows Media Player on your computer. Instructions for playing WMV files on a Macintosh computer can be found on this web page.)

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Instructional Videos
Video NamesVideo DescriptionsVideo Run TimesVideo Links
M9This video demonstrates the instructional strategies of Formative Assessment, and Active Supervision within a Math instructional focus.

These strategies are being used in a Middle School, Group Instruction context with General Education/LBD students and Autism/MSD students.

1 minute, 25 secondsPlay video
R2This video demonstrates the instructional strategies of Communicating High Expectations, Practice, and Formative Assessment within a Reading instructional focus.

These strategies are being used in a Middle School, Individual Instruction context with Autism/MSD students.

38 secondsPlay video