Primary assessment tools

Specific assessment tasks

Assessment activity templates

  • Gallery walk - A gallery walk engages all students in the feedback and reflection process.
  • Learning portfolios - Students can upload files, images, record their voice and write reflections. Teachers may annotate learning portfolios.
  • Learning logs - Also known as RIQ (recall, insights, and question), learning journals, learning diaries
  • Quick, write - A quick writing process where students respond to a question and then share responses.
  • Mini whiteboards - Students write responses and the whole class displays their boards.
  • Exit tickets - Quickly identify and analyse students' conceptual understanding.
  • Peer feedback - Students use clear assessment criteria or a simple framework to review peers' work.
  • Rubrics - Use criteria to communicate and evaluate students' quality of learning.
  • Learning intentions and success criteria - Explicit learning objectives and goals for student achievement.
  • Designing test items - Students design questions with correct answers about what they have been learning.
  • ABCD cards - Students answer multiple choice questions by choosing the A, B, C or D card.
  • Quiz programs - Students attempt questions that test knowledge about a topic.
  • Polya questioning - Questioning method incorporating a four-step problem-solving technique.
  • What did we learn today? - Students are supported to reflect on learning goals using prompts.
  • What's the question? - Students formulate questions based on key terms and content.
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