3d: Using Assessment in Instruction
Strategies for Monitoring Student Learning During Instruction
To elicit specific information about student learning from whole-class responses, try incorporating the following strategies into your lesson. Then look for patterns of understanding within the class and adjust instruction accordingly based on individual responses. If you map out possible instructional adjustments ahead of time, you can easily shift gears during the lesson to increase understanding.
Structured Questioning Record
During a discussion, you can elicit diagnostic information about student learning with questions that are carefully constructed to reveal specific understandings. Pose the questions to the class, and select non-volunteers to respond. Maintain a checklist of students who responded and whether their responses were correct or incorrect. For the incorrect responses, note on the checklist how you can adjust instruction accordingly.