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Formative Assessment in Action Video Series


The Formative Assessment in Action video series features California members of the Digital Library State Network of Educators (SNE) demonstrating formative assessment strategies in their classrooms.

Graphing Relationships Between Two Quantities

This 11-minute video features Jaime Bonato─a high school mathematics teacher in the San Juan Unified School District─demonstrating the formative assessment process as her high school math class discusses the relationship between the rate at which water fills a container and its corresponding graph. (Posted 07-Jul-2016)



Developing Defining Sentences

This 12-minute video features Toni David─an elementary school teacher in the Stanislaus Unified School District─demonstrating the formative assessment process as her grade 5 class works in collaborative groups to create defining sentences in an effort to enhance a written explanation of why it rains. (Posted 20-Jun-2016)



Digital Hybrid Socratic Seminar

This 13-minute video features Matthew Cowan─an instructional coach at Redlands Unified School District─demonstrating the formative assessment process as his grade 9 ELA students debate the effects of texting and video games on student learning. (Posted 27-May-2016)


Using Ratios to Solve Real-World Problems

This 9-minute video features Travis Burke─a math professional development coach in the Santa Maria-Bonita School District─demonstrating the formative assessment process as his grade 6 students discuss different ratio combinations for the perfect glass of chocolate milk. Students teach each other different strategies for solving this problem and then attempt to convince classmates that their strategy is best. (Posted 8-Apr-2016)


Rhetorical Reading Review

This 10-minute video features Leisa Machado─a middle school English language arts and history teacher from the Turlock Unified School District─demonstrating the formative assessment process as her grade 7 students annotate a newspaper article, and then work in groups to complete posters based on collaborative discussion and use text-on-text graffiti to provide feedback to their peers. (Posted 14-Mar-2016)

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Last Reviewed: Friday, July 8, 2016
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