Formative Assessment Design 1.0

As I was thinking of ideas for a formative assessment design, I was thinking about my previous blog post and the topic of introductions in the Spanish language.  Since this week’s assignment is to design a rough draft of a lesson plan for formative assessment, I thought I’d stick to the same topic and think of a different way I could assess my students’ understanding of simple introductions in the target language.

The purpose of this formative assessment is to provide students with direct feedback so that it will allow them the opportunity to learn from that experience and to provide me with a guage for what students are (and aren’t) understanding during this content unit.  It will also allow me to check students’ understanding of pronunciation in the target language as well.

The assessment would be called Los Introducciones Básicos en Español (Basic Introductions in Spanish) and would involve my students recording themselves using their devices on a FlipGrid I create for each class hour.  They would get an opportunity to introduce themselves and answer simple questions in the target language (prior to us re-introducing this information)

The Assessment Instructions:

Los Introducciones Básicos en Español

¡Hola Estudiantes! In order to find out what you introductions you remember from Spanish 100, I want you to introduce yourself on a FlipGrid and submit it to me by the end of the hour.

First, go to the following FlipGrid (either by downloading the application to your device or going to the website:

or enter the FlipCode: b3d140

Second, once you get to the FlipGrid, you are to record a short, 45 second to 1 minute video response to the board. In your video, I would like you to answer the following questions using complete thoughts in Spanish:

  1. ¿Cómo te llamas?
  2. ¿Cuántos años tienes?
  3. ¿De dónde eres?
  4. ¿Qué te gusta hacer?
  5. ¿Cómo eres?
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Please submit this by the end of the class today.  Because you are recording a video, it may be best for you to first plan out what you want to say and practice before recording your finalized video.

After recording your video, take a “Selfie” and post to the FlipGrid with your first and last name for feedback.



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