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ERIC Number: EJ878042
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2010-Feb
Pages: 5
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-0887-2376
Visual Formative Assessments: The Use of Images to Quickly Assess and Record Student Learning
Aylward, Gary
Science Scope, v33 n6 p41-45 Feb 2010
Visual formative assessments (VFAs) allow more free more time for direct instruction. VFA's guide students in using simple images to demonstrate the essential learnings within a unit to themselves and the teacher. VFAs are powerful because they engage students to coalesce their understanding into a concise visual image. (Contains 2 figures.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Grade 7; Grade 8; Junior High Schools; Middle Schools
Audience: Teachers
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A