Critical Thinking and Formative Assessment

Resources to Support Formative Assessment in 1 to 1 Classrooms

The illiterate of the 21st century will not be those who cannot read and write, but those who cannot learn, unlearn, and relearn.- Alvin Toffler
  • Formative assessments should be part of the learning experience in all classrooms, but they are particularly important in 1 to 1 classrooms. Quick formative assessments help teachers and students connect learning goals to classroom activities. 
  • Many digital resources can help teachers and students create and engage in quick formative assessments at any time with little extra effort.
  • Good formative assessments help both the students and teachers gauge understanding and adjust teaching and learning on the fly. Formative assessments can also be fun.
  • Before creating your own assessments using any of these resources, we recommend exploring the tutorials embed in most of the resources. If you do want to jump right in, get started by searching for assessments that have already been created. (Most of these resources have a library of shared public assessments that you can copy and modify.)

Quizlet Live
Quizlet Live is an in-class, team-based learning game. Students work collaboratively to correctly match a Quizlet set of terms and definitions. Teachers can create their own Quizlets or find one in Quizlet's public collection.


A bit more teacher centered, but the students get very excited to do this. They do sometimes focus more on speed than accuracy. You can search and find existing public Kahoots that you can modify for you students.


Quizizz allows you to create & play awesome multiplayer quiz games, both in class & at home. Quizizz is similar to Kahott, but a big advantage is the option for students to complete a Quizizz assessment anywhere and at any time.


The easiest way to engage your students with videos. pick a video, add your magical touch and track your students' understanding. EdPuzzle has some excellent searchable channels and public video assessments.

Google Forms

Flubaroo or Superquiz are Google Sheets add-ons to help grade, analyze, and return assessments in traditional forms. Flubaroo | Super Quiz

Quizzes in Google Forms
Teachers can select correct answers for multiple choice and checkbox questions to reduce repetitive grading. They can also enter explanations and review materials to help students learn.

Looking for more formative tools?
Visit this Formative Assessment Google Doc to explore more formative resources.

If you have a favorite formative assessment resource or method please consider sharing in our please Formative Assessment Google+ Community.

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