Formative assessment forms what we do next! It is not something we put in the gradebook but rather a use of data to reflect on if our teaching is effective and to make adjustments. I am very passionate about formative assessment. One digital tool that you can use for formative assessment is Formative.
Types of Questions
Formative is an assessment tool and it gives you a variety of ways to assess students beyond multiple choice.
Like most EdTech products, Formative is freemium. You will see from the screenshot above that you can ask a free response or a multiple choice question or you can have students respond visually with a drawing. This is free. Video response, graphing, numerical responses are part of the paid upgrade.
Easy to Create
I signed up for the free account by logging in with my Google account. A big button in the upper left says “New Formative.”
A plus icon allows me to “click to add new content.”
Select “Assign” at the top.
It is super easy to make your first Formative. Give it a try and see if this is something you might want to include as part of your formative assessment strategy.