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Primary Level - Formative Assessment

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.

The following is a list of all of the Primary Level training videos involving the "Formative Assessment" instructional strategy 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 here.)

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Instructional Videos
Video Names Video Descriptions Video Run Times Video Links
B9 This video demonstrates the instructional strategies of Opportunities to Respond, Correction, and Formative Assessment within a Behavior instructional focus.

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

1 minute, 7 seconds Play video
M2 This video demonstrates the instructional strategies of Communicating High Expectations, Practice, and Formative Assessment within a Math instructional focus.

These strategies are being used in a Elementary School, Individual Instruction context with General Education/LBD students.

27 seconds Play video
M9 This 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 seconds Play video
R2 This 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 seconds Play video
R4 This video demonstrates the instructional strategies of Pre-Correction/Prompting, Practice, and Formative Assessment within a Reading instructional focus.

These strategies are being used in a High School, Individual Instruction context with General Education/LBD students.

1 minute, 56 seconds Play video
R5 This video demonstrates the instructional strategies of Opportunities to Respond, Formative Assessment, and Active Supervision within a Reading instructional focus.

These strategies are being used in a Elementary School, Group Instruction context with General Education/LBD students.

1 minute, 7 seconds Play video
R7 This video demonstrates the instructional strategies of Practice, and Formative Assessment within a Reading instructional focus.

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

39 seconds Play video
R9 This video demonstrates the instructional strategies of Opportunities to Respond, Specific Praise, and Formative Assessment within a Reading instructional focus.

These strategies are being used in a Elementary School, Individual and Group Instruction with General Education/LBD students and Autism/MS students.

1 minute, 16 seconds Play video
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