I was wondering if anyone else uses Formative for pretests and post-tests for curriculum units. Here is an example of one I use as part of my executive branch unit in U.S. Government: https://goformative.com/formatives/eEJAdNGkAYJuHjtLA. Does someone have a better process?
I like the two questions you use for this pre-tests because I think they seem accessible to students with different levels of prior knowledge. I think that this is important because you not only get a better picture of what your class knows, but you also prevent them from shutting down immediately. I am not sure if this would skew your data, but I might suggest providing some pictures to help jog student memory on what they know. Also, I see that you are putting the standards in the question text. Have you tried tagging them within Formative so you can track student growth?
I’d love to encourage others to check out your formative and hear how they use pre-tests as well. Educators, what kinds of questions do you ask? Do your pre-tests mirror what students will be asked at the end of the unit?
How precisely do I tag the standards?
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