A. Efficiency - 10
B. Functionality - 8
C.Design - 9.3
Go Formative: A Resource for All Teachers
Summary : Making Assessment Data Live in an Easy-To-Use Format
Go Formative is a web-based tool used to assess and monitor student learning. To begin, users must register as either a teacher or a student. (For the intent of this review, it will be discussed from the teacher perspective.) Next, users will see their dashboard, which allows them to add and edit assignments, their profile, and classes. First, to add an assignment, users must click the “New Assignment” button. Users can then title the assignment by adding text to replace the “Untitled Formative” title that is already in place. Users can add multiple choice, show your work, short answer, and true/false questions by choosing the options and inputting the content.
If users wish to insert information, they can do so by choosing the “Add Content” button and selecting the type of content they wish to add that includes: Image, Text Block, View-Only Canvas, or YouTube. After making that selection, users can title their content and then either insert or upload it. Finally, the “Upload & Transform” option lets users insert most types of files directly into the assignment. Once users have added all the questions and content into the assignment, they can click the “Assign” button on the top right of the screen to add it to a class.
If users need to create a class, they can do so by clicking the “Add/Edit Button” button and then inputting the information. Once the assignment is created and added to a class, users can share it with students by giving them the “Class Code” combination, which is a mixture of letters and numbers. Student users will then need to create a profile, sign in, and the input the class code to access the assignment. Teaches are able to track student progress by clicking the “Live Results” option for the assignment and monitoring students, either by one question at a time or by the whole assessment. Teachers can also click the “Export” button to download the assessment data as an Excel spreadsheet.
Instructional Ideas for Go Formative
- Teachers can post a text, either in this web tool or somewhere else, and they can then ask students comprehension questions using Go Formative to evaluate their understanding of the text.
- As a review for an upcoming test, teachers can post multiple questions related to its topic. Students can then complete the review, and teachers can analyze their results. Teachers can then decide to either go ahead with the test or reteach a topic depending on the review assessment data.
- Before teaching a topic, teachers can create an assignment that evaluates students’ schema about the topic. Students can then complete the pre-assessment and teachers can analyze the data to identify topics where students have limited understanding and other topics where they have demonstrated some background knowledge.
- After teaching a lesson, teachers can have students write questions related to the topic. Teachers can then review the questions and choose ones to include in a review quiz about the topic.
|B2. Collaboration & Communication
|B3. Ability to Save Progress
|B5. Platform Integration
|C2. Ease of Use
|C5. Screen Design
|C6. Information Presentation
|C7. Media Integration
|C8. Free of Distractors
Screenshots of Go Formative