#TMC14 60 Formative Assessment Strategies in 60 Minutes

Presented by John Scammell


Formative- an exchange of information between teachers and students; feedback for learning

Formatives should be risk free.

Students focus is on improving. Teachers focus is on changing instruction.

Students given comments only as feedback made 30% gains. Specific, pointed, descriptive comments. What is the next step?

Formatives are not always a noun. It can be a noun. But let's add more to our toolkit.

Dropbox handout (There are actually 85 strategies!)

Quick feedback: highlight the last place they were right.

Effective peer feedback comes from structured coaching.


  1. This is absolutely delightful, thank you for sharing this! I can't wait to try some of these strategies and share the resource with others.

    1. Glad you enjoyed it. Let me know which ones are your favorites!