The Formative Assessment of Standards (FASt) Project
The Formative Assessment of Standards (FASt) Project focused on building the capacity of instructors to create and use performance-based formative assessments to capture student progress on the College and Career Readiness Standards for English Language Arts, ESOL, or Math. This page offers a sampling of the formative assessments that were developed and the professional development resources that supported the project.
Formative Assessment Projects
- Carmen Perez, Chelsea Intergenerational Literacy Program – Multiple tools for assessing progress on writing for publication
- Matthew Ryckebusch, Workers’ Education Program/UMass Dartmouth – A rubric and checklist for assessing the ability to make an appointment by phone
- Elizabeth McDowell, Literacy Volunteers of East Bay – Reflective questions to support simple narrative writing
- Susan Niazy, Literacy Volunteers of East Bay – A checklist and rubric for basic literacy
- Nicole McNeil, Holyoke Adult Learning Opportunities – A rubric to assess the ability to create a circle graph of a budget and present the information
- Christine Bjork, ERACE Branford Adult Ed – A class checklist to assess ability to create a fractional pie chart and develop recommendations from its information
- Laura Bryant, RSU 24 Adult Education – Discussion to assess ability to use and describe multiple problem-solving strategies
- Lyn Michaud Smith, Eastern Aroostook Adult and Continuing Education – A rubric/study guide for interpreting functions
- Robin Letendre, Salem Continuing Education – A student-generated checklist to assess the ability to make inferences
- Donald France, Jr., Workers’ Education Program/UMass Dartmouth – A graphic organizer, discussion questions, and checklist on making inferences
- Phil Wormuth, RSU 24 Adult Education – A self-assessment and teacher rubric on asking effective questions
The Change Agent Magazine
The Change Agent provides socially relevant content, powerful student writing that inspires discussion, and ready-to-use, CCR-aligned lesson plans – all oriented toward a multi-level audience.