Supporting Formative Assessment with Technology

There are so many ways technology can support formative assessment, and those technologies are constantly changing and evolving. More important than determining a single tool is considering what formative assessment strategies you use and matching tools to those strategies. This short list provides a fw options to explore.


What formative assessment strategies do you use?

Classroom Response Systems

Writing, Journaling, Self- and Peer-Reflection

Collaborative Activities (Teacher-to-Student or Student-to-Student)

Recording Real-Time Student Performance or Evidence of Understanding

Practice Quizzes and Comprehension Monitoring

Note: To be formative, grades would not be assigned to these activities but can be used as a self-check. These applications can be used both in formative and summative ways.

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