Good morning & Happy Monday!
FAME= Formative Assessment for Michigan Educators. A Michigan Department of Education Initiative
I wanted to share a picture of Norman Elementary's FAME Team. This picture was taken at the FAME Kick-Off on November 2nd.
Jackie C., Kathy, Kylene, Amy, Heidi, Tracy, Jackie R. and myself--someone had to take the picture :-)
FAME K-2 Team
I also wanted to share a couple points on Formative Assessment from the article
Formative Assessment: An Enabler of Learning, by Margaret Heritage.
*The teacher's role is to focus on what students will learn, as opposed to what they will do.
*Teachers share the learning goal, or actively create it with students, at the beginning of a lesson.
*Formative assessment is not a kind of test.
*Formative assessment practice, when implemented effectively, can have powerful effects on learning.
*Formative assessment involves teachers making adjustments to their instruction based on evidence collected, and providing students with feedback that helps them advance their learning.
*Students participate in the practice of formative assessment through self and peer-assessment.