27 Simple Ways To Check For Understanding

Checking for understanding is the foundation of teaching.

Whether you’re using formative assessment for data to personalize learning within a unit, or more summative data to refine a curriculum map, the ability to quickly and easily check for understanding is a critical part of what you do. (Which was the idea behind our post last March, “10 Assessments You Can Perform In 90 Seconds Or Less.”)

The following infographic Mia MacMeekin offers up 27 additional ways to check for understanding. Some aren’t necessarily quick–“Test what you learned in a new situation”–but there are a dozen or more other ideas that are worth adding to your teacher toolbox, many of which aren’t content-related, but rather cognitively-related (Locate 3 people who agree with your point of view.)

Good stuff.

Image attribution flickr user deepcwind and miamacmeekin; 27 Simple Ways To Check For Understanding

*previously published at TeachThought.com

1 Comment

  1. Helen

    What a great idea – I’m going to put these ideas on card and let students choose one throughout the lesson – or at the beginning of the lesson and let them stop and show /tell at a point they choose.

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