Thursday, November 1, 2012

FAME:Formative Assessment for Michigan Educators

Formative Assessment....

F.A. is the buzz word at the moment. The FAME team at Norman Elementary met for the first time last week and we spent time doing some self reflection, watching videos, creating an amazing poster that defines our Team (that we will share at the kick-off) and gearing up for the FAME Kick-Off that is tomorrow.

We had some lively discussion about what formative assessment is and answering the quesion,  "do we do it?"
 Yes, of course we all do F.A: observations, projects,  one-on-one, small group, whole group...
I think the main thing that we were missing was getting the students more involved with their learning process and holding them accountable for their learning.
Take a look at the movie clips below and please share how you use formative assessment in your classroom.

The Formative Assessment Classroom

The Formative Assessment in Schools


  1. Wow! Great start to your blog. I can't wait to read more.

    1. Thanks Mark. Keep watching, Amy will be featured soon.