## General Information: Formative Assessment Lessons - Classroom Challenges

Formative Assessment Lessons are intended to support teachers in formative assessment. They both reveal and develop students’ understanding of key mathematical ideas and applications. These lessons enable teachers and students to monitor in more detail their progress towards the targets of the standards. They assess students’ understanding of important concepts and problem solving performance, and help teachers and their students to work effectively together to move each student’s mathematical reasoning forward.

1. Clarifying and sharing learning intentions and criteria for success

2. Engineering effective discussion, questions, activities, and tasks that elicit evidence of learning

3. Providing feedback that moves students forward

4. Activating students as instructional resources for one another

5. Activating students as owners of their own learning

Marnie Thompson and Dylan Wiliam

1. Problem Solving - a rich task that has a wide possible strategies for students to use

2. Concept Focused - a task focused on a specific standard or cluster of standards

__Five Strategies of Formative Assessment__1. Clarifying and sharing learning intentions and criteria for success

2. Engineering effective discussion, questions, activities, and tasks that elicit evidence of learning

3. Providing feedback that moves students forward

4. Activating students as instructional resources for one another

5. Activating students as owners of their own learning

Marnie Thompson and Dylan Wiliam

__Two Types of Formative Assessment Lessons__1. Problem Solving - a rich task that has a wide possible strategies for students to use

2. Concept Focused - a task focused on a specific standard or cluster of standards