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Official, ongoing assessments that measure cumulative or overall achievement, and may compare students’ achievement to their own past achievement or to that of others in their grade. Some familiar forms of formal assessments are quizzes and the pre-test/post-test approach to check how much knowledge students gained during an experience.
Relaxed, ongoing assessments that check for understanding and progress instead of achievement. They give youth meaningful feedback about their progress, and help them reflect on their experiences. Examples of informal assessments are checklists, observation rubrics, and lab notebooks.
Previewing a book before reading it in order to activate prior knowledge, introduce new vocabulary, and create excitement about the text. Elements of a picture walk include looking at the front cover; pointing out the title, author, illustrator; paging through the book without reading; discussing the illustrations; and making predictions about the story.
Ensuring students are fully engaged in the learning by guiding each student to monitor individual progress, construct meaning from the content learned and from the process of learning it, and apply the learnings to other contexts and settings.