Do you give your students exit slips or quick checks to assess their mastery of a skill that you’re currently teaching? I’ve done this in many different forms, from a short half-sheet of paper, to a post-it note that they put on a quick check board (thanks to The Book Wrangler’s brilliant idea!). Now that we are becoming more technology-driven, I’ve come up with a much easier way to assess my students. Whether you’re teaching in a 1:1 classroom, have computer stations, or you’re teaching virtually, digital quick checks will easily help you assess your students.
Google Forms has completely changed the assessment game for me. I can now quickly type up a few questions, send it out to my students in Google Classroom, and then have instant data in order to pull small groups or reteach a skill if necessary. Since the quick checks that I give are not multiple-choice, I’ve made Google forms work for me (by formatting it to automatically color-code the responses based on the answers) so that I can quickly determine which students are mastering the standards and which ones I need to pull for small group instruction or interventions.
Create Your Own
I’m giving you step-by-step directions to see exactly how I create the assessments and formulate the data to work for me. Click here to download a PDF of the steps. I even included a free quick check on the last page of the download.
I hope this helps you to be able to create your own quick checks, or to even just help you navigate Google Forms easier in order to make your own assessments that work for your unique classroom situation. Enjoy and please e-mail me if you have any questions.