Formative Assessment Probes: Birthday Candles: Visually Representing Ideasby: Page Keeley

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This column focuses on promoting learning through assessment. This month’s issue discusses using visual representations to support students' explanations.

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  • on Tue Oct 30, 2012 10:12 AM

Page Keeley's article based on one of her formative assessments "Birthday Candles" takes her probes another step further. Besides just having students answer a probe, she suggests having them draw an explanation of their reasons for their written answer to the probe. This visualization can take teachers a step further into understanding a student's thought process. Page's ability to understand children's minds is amazing.

Betty Paulsell  (Kansas City, MO)
Betty Paulsell (Kansas City, MO)

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