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Formative Assessment Strategies and Tips for Early Childhood

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Assessment is frequently thought of as a measure of what students have learned. However, what if you could assess your students to measure what they COULD learn? In this webinar, join Leigh Anne Kraemer-Naser as she introduces a variety of formative assessment methods that can be used in early childhood classrooms, including PreK and Kindergarten. After comparing and contrasting formative and summative assessment outcomes, Leigh Anne will provide an overview of strategies for formative assessment, such as observation, running records, pre-assessment, and reflection. In addition, she will share a list of skills that can be assessed using each of these techniques. While the strategies and examples given focus primarily on PreK and Kindergarten, many would be applicable to other early grade levels as well.


Status: Available On-Demand
Subject: Other
Last aired on: Thursday, September 6, 2018 @ 3:00 PM EDT
Duration: 30 minutes
Credit Hours: 0.5
Categories: Assessment & Review , Learning Theories & Strategies
Tags: assessments, Early Childhood, Early Elementary, formative assessment, Kindergarten, Pre-K, PreK

Reviews (19)

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Full Member
Excellent presentation.
I believe that pretest/preliminary test administered to determine a student's baseline knowledge or preparedness for an educational experience assists with taking high achievers to a new level of learning. A test taken for practice, such as a questionnaire, reveals background knowledge before I start new science experiments. Thank you for your webinar.
Full Member
Thank you very useful information
Full Member
pretty good
Full Member
Helpful but very basic. I was hoping for specific examples beyond observations.
Full Member
Very clear and helpful - especially good was the reminder of how useful pretesting can be.
Full Member
Great information and many ideas on how to use it!
Full Member
It was a very informative presentation. I liked the definitions and examples of Summative and Formative Assessments. I use My Teaching Strategies Curriculum and with that curriculum I have an application to take picture or video to capture children learning.

Theresa Malouff
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