Blogs about doing formative assessment in our classrooms

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ACCT team member blogs are an excellent place to learn more about Chemical thinking.  Relevent posts are listed below, and can be found on the blogs page at the Chemical Education Xchange.


Noticing and Interpreting Students Chemical Thinking

As physical distancing continues and we persist in teaching our chemistry classes online, it behooves us as teachers to spend some time considering how we can provide meaningful feedback to our students. Before we can give this feedback, we must purposefully observe and decipher the written work that our students submit.In chemistry classes, the questions that we ask our students to respond to tend to fall (for simplicity’s sake) into two general categories.  The first category involves questions for which there are correct answers and incorrect answers, where our goal is for our students to come up with a correct answer independently. The second category of question asks students to share their thinking. In this case, our objective is to learn about how students use chemistry to make decisions and solve problems in the world.