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Five Formative Assessment Strategies to Improve Distance Learning Outcomes for Students with Disabilities

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  • Topics

    Distance Learning > Instructional Resources
  • Age Group

    Elementary, High School, Middle School

  • Audience

    Local Education Agency, Principals, State Education Agency, TA / PD Providers, Teacher

  • Costs

    Free

  • Content Area

    Behavioral/Social Emotional, Math, Reading

  • Author

    National Center on Educational Outcomes

The purpose of this brief is to describe the use of formative assessment processes with students with disabilities during distance learning. Formative assessment is important for all kinds of learning, and especially focuses students on learning and evidence of learning. This brief presents five strategies that can be used to support student understanding of their own learning. This has the potential to be a powerful antidote to the “check-box” approach some students may bring to online learning where they focus on compliance with following directions and completing a list of assignments.