Presenter: Katherine McKnight, Ph.D.
Core Area: Creativity & Instructional Strategies, 
Planning 1.1, Planning 1.2, Instruction 2.5
Grade Level: Elementary & Secondary
Hours: 1

Oh no! Not another assessment! If you feel that way, don’t walk away now. Formative assessment is the furthest thing from checking a box or creating more busywork— it’s a natural process that is probably already part of your teaching process. It helps you to be more responsive to the needs of your students and have a clear plan for achieving that goal. 

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Formative assessment, in its essence, is a responsive feedback loop that you have with your students. The first part of that recipe is communicating with your students and helping them monitor their own learning so they can give meaningful feedback. The second aspect, and the key to using true formative assessment, is making sure that the assessment actually changes what you do in the classroom.
In “Easy to Implement Formative Assessment Strategies for the Classroom,” Dr. Katherine McKnight teaches the basic building blocks of formative assessment so you can easily incorporate this powerful tool into your lessons without adding any complicated rubrics or tests. Assessment doesn’t have to add more work with these practical strategies.
In this course, you will learn:
  • What formative assessment is
  • Why formative assessment matters in the 21st century
  • Formative assessment strategies
  • Effective use of formative assessment in the classroom

Dr. McKnight is an author, educator, and consultant. Her career in education began as a high school English teacher in the Chicago Public School system. She received her B.A. degree from George Washington University, her M.Ed. from Northeastern Illinois University, and her Ph.D. from the University of Illinois at Chicago. She currently serves as a Distinguished Professor of Research at National Louis University. Dr. McKnight travels worldwide as a professional development consultant and is a sought after speaker in the fields of adolescent literacy, inclusive classrooms, Common Core State Standards, interdisciplinary literacy, and integrating technology in the 21st century classroom.

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51 reviews for Easy-to-Implement Formative Assessments for the Classroom

  1. Ana – UNITED ISD (verified owner)

    I thought this was very effective in explaining the goal of formative assessments.

  2. Cathleen – ECTOR COUNTY ISD (verified owner)

    I really enjoyed this session as the presenter gave examples of ways to implement in my classroom immediately without a lot of extra time, thought, and work on my part.

  3. Susana – UNITED ISD (verified owner)

    Dr. McKnight does an excellent job at addressing what Formative Assessment truly is and gives concrete examples and strategies for the classroom.

  4. San Juana – LAREDO ISD (verified owner)

    This course was very informative

  5. Nancy – LAREDO ISD (verified owner)

    Great Information.

  6. Katherine – BOERNE ISD (verified owner)

    Great formative assessment ideas. I can implement them in class immediately.

  7. Amanda – DELAWARE CITY (verified owner)

    I was already familiar with a lot of the information that was presented.

  8. Andrew – VAN WERT CITY (verified owner)

    It was a great resource to further my understanding of formative assessments.

  9. Diana – SAN BENITO CISD (verified owner)

    Speaker covered misconceptions of what a formative assessment is and steps which must be implemented in order for it to be beneficial for the student.

  10. Yvette – LAREDO ISD (verified owner)

    Very Helpful; good examples to implement in the class.

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