At this point in the semester you might find these examples, from the BU Assessment & Feedback Toolkit, timely and useful.
Formative assessment is a formative task/assessment which is developmental for students’ learning but does not contribute to credit marks.
There are many ways in which to engage students in formative feedback activities that help to build their understanding of assessment and of the specific requirements of the units they are engaged in this semester.
Examples of formative assessment activities
|Tests: diagnostic; multiple choice, quizzes||Self, peer, tutor, automated|
|Drafts, plans and proposals||Self, peer, tutor|
|Concept maps||Peer, tutor|
|Reflective writing, learning journal||Self|
|Role-play, real-play||Peer, tutor|
|Semi-formal discussion or debate||Self, peer, tutor|
|Individual/group presentation of work in progress||Peers|
|Crits – students observe and critique the work of
peers, students from other years, practitioners.
|Peer, tutor, guest|
|Online fora, discussions, blogs.||Peers, tutor|
|Online Q&A/peer support forum||Peers|
|Cumulative coursework eg portfolio, log, workbook||Peers|
|Multi-stage submission of assessment||Tutor|
|One-minute papers (see www.reap.ac.uk for examples)||Tutor|
|In class worksheets||Tutor|
|Peer teaching||Peer, tutor|
|Storying – telling narratives from data||Peer, tutor|
|Tests – in class, online.||Self, peer, tutor, computer|
|Student designed revision questions||Peers|
|Comparing model answers with marking criteria||Self|
|Critiquing/marking examples against criteria||Self, peer. tutor|