For this blog I have created a formative assessment using Quia. I took material that is discussed int the lesson on the History of the American Jail, and I created a battleship game.
This is the home screen for the student that allows them to select the skill level and reposition their ships.
This is the screen the student sees when they play the game. When the click on a box it will alert the student if the get a hit. When the student gets a hit they must answer a question for the hit to count in their favor.
This picture shows a list of questions I have created for the game.
Students may play the game as many times as they would like. Each game will tell them if they have won or lost. Student are encouraged to raise their skill level until they have mastered the game. The teacher is able to monitor student achievement through exporting a student grade sheet. The grades can be broken down into which standards the student is having the most difficult time with. Based upon the students mastery of a standard, or lack of mastery, the teacher can focus more time on the weaker standards. This is an excellent time to focus on differentiation.
My name is Kris Martinez and I blog about learning public safety.