Elicit Evidence of Learning
Teachers use a variety of strategies during the course of instruction to elicit evidence of how student learning is evolving toward instructional goals. Strategies for eliciting evidence can be planned in advance of instruction or can arise spontaneously during the lesson. Strategies include carefully planned questions, observations, instructional tasks (e.g., representations, explanations, performance, problem solving), mid-lesson checks (e.g., thumbs up/down, ABCD cards, white boards, traffic lights), exit cards, notes to the teacher, and quizzes. Click here to view Criteria for Selecting Formative Assessment Tools.