Google Classroom Hack #3: Formative Assessment with Forms

While time-consuming, Google Forms present the perfect way to formatively assess your students. Create an assessment with a variety of question types, and you're good to go! Keep in mind that this does take extra prep, so it may not be something that you want to use frequently, but it's a great tool to throw in occasionally!
We are down to three more weeks of school here in my neck of the woods. And only two more Mondays. This is a happy, happy time.

It is also a crazy, crazy time as everyone loses focus. I am doing what I can to keep going strong, and in honor of that, I am counting down the weeks with Google Classroom Hacks. Those helpful tips that I am discovering along the way about the digital classroom in an effort to remain productive and focused until the bitter end. Check out Hacks 6, 5, and 4 by clicking on the numbers.

So here's Google Classroom Hack #3:

Formative Assessment With Forms:


I would never do this everyday because it takes extra prep to set up. And I have my Tickets out the Door that I use daily because they are zero prep. However, occasionally, I use this hack to get some really specific feedback on an important concept.

I like that you can edit forms to make students go to different questions automatically depending on their answer to a previous question. If they get one wrong, for example, they can go to a section that reteaches the concept, asks them if they "got it," and then goes back to the question they missed. If they get it correct, they can go on to the next question.

This is how to set it up:

While time-consuming, Google Forms present the perfect way to formatively assess your students. Create an assessment with a variety of question types, and you're good to go! Keep in mind that this does take extra prep, so it may not be something that you want to use frequently, but it's a great tool to throw in occasionally!

While time-consuming, Google Forms present the perfect way to formatively assess your students. Create an assessment with a variety of question types, and you're good to go! Keep in mind that this does take extra prep, so it may not be something that you want to use frequently, but it's a great tool to throw in occasionally!


While time-consuming, Google Forms present the perfect way to formatively assess your students. Create an assessment with a variety of question types, and you're good to go! Keep in mind that this does take extra prep, so it may not be something that you want to use frequently, but it's a great tool to throw in occasionally!

There are so many more ways to use Forms in Google Classroom, but I love this one because it reteaches, and they can't submit until they get everything right.

How do you use forms in your class? Leave a comment below to let me know. And be sure to check back next week for Google Classroom Hack #2.

Read the next hack in the series--CLICK HERE.


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2 comments

  1. Thanks for sharing this one. I'm going to have to play with this feature as I had no idea you can set answers to sections.

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    1. I LOVE that feature as a way to catch knowledge gaps right away. I use Forms for exit tickets all the time. I have especially enjoyed the "quiz" feature forms added last summer: http://www.leahcleary.com/2017/01/using-google-forms-to-create-self.html :)

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