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Wednesday, January 23 • 4:00pm - 5:00pm
Get in the Driver's Seat: Using Formative Assessment to Steer Instruction
Formative assessment (FA) is used in conjunction with summative assessments to determine the needs of students, as well as their learning at different points in time. Assessment for Learning, or FA, is an essential component of teaching and learning. The FA process enhances the quality of teaching by fostering two-way communication, allowing the teacher to understand where the student is performing in relation to the learning target, and create a custom plan with the student to achieve the goal; a great benefit to Title I students. This presentation will provide participants with the opportunity to not only to learn about the FA process, but to identify ways to incorporate FA strategies into their classrooms and walk away with strategies and tools to use immediately, while understanding how to use the results to drive instruction. As this session focuses on the process, not a specific content area or grade level, it is appropriate for educators of grades K-12.


Speakers
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Laura Otten

School Improvement Consultant, Kent ISD
Laura Otten, EdS School Imp. Consultant, Kent ISD Adjunct Professor, Grand Valley State University FA Lead Coach, Formative Assessment for MI Educators Program Regional Coach, FAME FA Coach, FAME Building Principal Elem & MS Teacher


Wednesday January 23, 2013 4:00pm - 5:00pm
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