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Vicki Davis recently wrote a great post on Edutopia about 5 tools for formative assessment.
“Good teachers in every subject will adjust their teaching based upon what students know at each point. Good formative assessment removes the embarrassment of public hand raising and gives teachers feedback that impacts how they’re teaching at that moment. Instant feedback. We can do this now. Here’s how.” Read about the five tools here.