How formative assessments can help teachers differentiate learning

06/13/2013 | Teaching Channel

Formative assessments can be used to make the most of practice time in the classroom, according to middle-grades math and science teacher Marsha Ratzel. She explains in this blog post how she first identifies a few potential sticking points on a lesson. She then uses student work on a sample problem to inform the grouping of students who will work together on specific problem sets that target the areas they are struggling with. "It guides me in differentiating what each student does and ensuring that the class, as a whole, is ready to move onto the next step," she writes.

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