Ideas for interactive student assessments

07/30/2014 | Edutopia.org

Among many strategies for checking student progress, alternative formative assessment is an effective approach that relies on educator observation and teaches students to "internalize the habit of monitoring their understanding and adjusting accordingly," editorial assistant and blogger Todd Finley writes in this post. Such effective strategies include asking students to self-assess their work or prompting them to use hand gestures to respond to questions, giving teachers immediate information about their level of understanding, Finley writes.

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