75 Science Formative Assessment Classroom Techniques (Facts)

75 Science Formative Assessment Classroom Techniques (FACTs)

1-A&D Statements
2-Agreement Circles
3-Annotated Student Drawings
4-Card Sorts
5-Collaborative Clued Corrections (CCC)
6-Chain Notes
7-Commit and Toss
8- Concept Card Mapping
9-Concept CartoonsÔ
10-Data Match
11-Directed Paraphrasing
12-Explanation Analysis
13-Fact First Questioning
14-Familiar Phenomenon Probes
15-First Word- Last Word
16- Fish Bowl Think Aloud
17-Fist to Five
18-Focused Listing
19-Four Corners
20-Frayer Model
21-Friendly Talk Probes
22-Give Me Five
23-Guided Reciprocal Peer Questioning
24-Human Scattergraphs
25-Informal Student Interviews / 26-Interest Scale
27- I Think- We Think
28- I Used to Think ___ But Now I Know ___
29- Juicy Questions
30-Justified List
31-Justified True- False Statements
32-K-W-L Variations
33-Learning Goals Inventory
34- Look Back
35-Missed Conception
36-Muddiest Point
37-No Hands Questioning
38-Odd One Out
39-Paint the Picture
40-Partner Speaks
41-Pass the Question
42-A Picture Tells a Thousand Words
43-P-E-O Probes
44-POMS- Points of Most Significance
45-Popsicle Stick Questioning
46- Prefacing Explanations
47-PVF-Paired Verbal Fluency
48-Question Generating
49-Recognizing Exceptions
50-Refutations / 51-Representation Analysis
53-Scientists’ Ideas Comparison
55- Sticky Bars
56- STIP- Scientific Terminology Inventory Probe
57-Student Evaluation of Learning Gains
58- Synectics
60-Thinking Logs
62-Thought Experiments
63-Three Minute Pause
65-Traffic Light Cards
66-Traffic Light Cups
67- Traffic Light Dots
68-Two Minute Paper
69-Two or Three Before Me
70-Two Stars and a Wish
71-Two Thirds Testing
72-Volley Ball, Not Ping Pong
73-Wait Time Variations
74-What Are You Doing and Why?
Note: FACTs listed in italics are not included in Mathematics Formative Assessment- 75 Practical Strategies for Linking Assessment, Instruction, and Learning (Keeley and Tobey, 2011)
These FACTs are from: Keeley, P. (2008). Science Formative Assessment- 75 Practical Strategies for Linking Assessment, Instruction, and Learning. Thousand Oaks, CA: Corwin Press.