Mathematics Formative Assessment: 75 Practical Strategies for Linking Assessment, Instruction, and Learnin
Page D. Keeley (Author), Cheryl Rose Tobey (Author)
They refer to the strategies in the book as FACTS – Formative Assessment Classroom Techniques thus the hashtag #75facts.
If this will be your first online book chat – its simple – read assigned material, log on at designated time and share! I’ve heard from several of you that you’ve gotten your books in hand – so let’s get started next Monday – September 24. Meet up on Twitter at 8:30 cst and use the hashtag #75facts in your posts.
I know this will be a great opportunity to share and learn from others! Several of the FACTS may be strategies you currently use – so there will always be opportunity to share what this looks like in your classroom. The FACTS may also trigger a new idea on how to modify and improve techniques.
There are 75 FACTS which means this chat has the potential to continue the entire school year – so, if you are new – please join in! We want you to be a part of this!
This book is a bit different than ones we’ve used in the past, so you are encouraged to get started and read ahead – getting ready for implementation – however, we’ll begin our chats by discussing 1 chapter each week.
Chatper 1 Introduction – defines FACTS, shares research, making a shift to a foramtive assessment centered classroom.
Chapter 2 – Integrating FACTS with Instruction and Learning
Chapter 3 – Considerations for Selecting, Implementing and Using Data from FACTS
My initial thoughts are to focus on 3 FACTS each week – you can choose 1 of those 3 to implement (or any prior FACT), reflect and share during our discussions. We can see how this goes and always modify as we see fit.
Chapter 4 – Getting the FACTS is where the 75 FACTS are presented. Each FACT covers 2-3 pages, so the reading is not the time factor here – implementation is where your time will be focused. Don’t let this overwhelm you – if you don’t get one implemented, this by no means implies you should skip the chat!
Each FACT follows the layout:
- How it promotes student learning
- How it informs instruction
- Design and administration
- Implementation Attributes
- Uses with other Disciplines
- Examples, Illustrations
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I will get a form in place for you to share any blog posts about #75facts soon!