A Crucial Week in the Life of an NQT is hosting a Linky Party for your favorite way to assess students.
Check out some of the ways I assess students!
1. Consensograms! If you know me, you know I love a good consensogram. Before and after I teach a unit, I create a chart like this to see what students know:
I also use them to assess how well an activity went. It might look like this:
2. Another favorite assessment activity I love to use is called Swatters. Oh my do my students love this game! At the end of a unit, I make a flipchart with a grid. In the grid I fill it with answers. I break the class into two teams and ask them to form two lines. Give the first person in each line a fly swatter (I know this sounds dangerous and inappropriate...don't worry, they won't be swatting each other!) Call out a question. The person in the front runs up to the board and swats the correct answer. The team with the most points at the end of the game wins. The best part is that it can be adapted for all subject areas! Here is an example:
I usually make it a 5 by 5 grid. I couldn't fit the 5th row in the picture.
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