Date of this Version
DBER Group Discussion on 2013‐02‐28
Assessment as inquiry is a cyclical problem-solving stance that can be applied to instructional decision-making in any classroom. This presentation will provide the DBER attendees with a framework for using formative assessments to inform their ongoing instructional choices. I will define formative assessment and briefly discuss some mechanisms for data collection. I will provide six design features to keep in mind when creating formative assessments and analyzing the data gleaned from them. Finally, I will discuss work in which I am engaged that involves the integration of inquiry-based formative assessment in K-12 instruction to meet the Common Core State Standards for English Language Arts and Literacy in History/Social Studies, Science, and Technical Subjects.