22 Easy Formative Assessment Techniques

This blog post from the Northwest Evaluation Association looks at easy-to-implement ideas for measuring student learning.

One idea: Keep the Question Going. The teacher asks one student a question and then asks another student if that answer seems reasonable or correct. Then, he asks a third student for an explanation of why there is an agreement or not. This helps keep all your students engaged and allows you to correct any misconceptions on-the-spot.