Formative Assessment in the Social Studies Classroom
Research shows that the most effective way to improve student achievement is to do formative assessment for learning on a daily basis. Our social studies department examined the attributes of formative assessment and discussed and shared how checking for understanding during each and every lesson can really improve student learning. The department identified these attributes in the following powerpoint that can be found at DCE Formative Assessment. The department then brainstormed 55 different formative assessment strategies that will work in your social studies classroom. This powerpoint on the different strategies can also be found at Social Studies Formative Assessment.