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The Benefits of Checking for Understanding , Continued

Checking for understanding can be done nonverbally. In its simplest form, assessment-literate educators watch for facial expressions and body language in the formative assessment process. Additionally, classroom routines such as hand signals or colored cards to indicate understanding or the answers to selected-response questions can be established. Nonverbal strategies are ways of checking the understanding of every student in an efficient manner.



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This video shows how assessment-literate educators can check for understanding on a minute-by-minute basis where students respond nonverbally. How is the data gathered from colored cards used to adjust instruction?

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Source: Success at the Core 2013

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