Pre-Assessment Strategies

Get an idea of what your pupils already know by using one or more of these ideas to stage informal pre-assessments in any class. The resource provides three different strategies and describes how to implement each one.

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Instructional Ideas

  • Use the third strategy before the beginning of a new unit of study; it allows for the most information to be shared
  • You can also use the first two strategies easily for checking understanding
Classroom Considerations

  • This is a teacher reference material, and not meant for student use
Pros

  • All three strategies can be done very quickly
  • These would work for any subject matter
Cons

  • None