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Formative assessment using quizzes


Quizzes have long been recognised as a useful method to test learners' knowledge and check their understanding, but they offer more than that.

Their effectiveness lies in their ability to be accessed when learners want to check learning and can be repeated as often as leaners want, allowing both checks on current learning and iterative checks on progression.


Using quizzes in formative assessment


After completing this module you will be able to:

• use quizzes to improve your teaching and assessment practice
• use different question types and feedback options to create differentiated levels of challenge

Digital Teaching Professional Framework

This module covers the DTPF component - E1a : Assessment and feedback with peer feedback illustrations

  • Use digital assessment tools to monitor the learning process and obtain information on learners' progress.
  • Use digital technologies to enhance formative assessment strategies, e.g. using classroom response systems, quizzes, games.
  • Use digital technologies to enhance formative and summative assessment in tests, e.g. through computer-based tests, implementing audio or video (e.g. in language learning), using simulations or subject-specific digital technologies as test environments.
  • Use digital technologies to scaffold learners' assignments and their assessment, e.g. through ePortfolios.
  • Use a variety of digital and non-digital assessment formats and be aware of their benefits and drawbacks.
  • Critically reflect on the appropriateness of digital assessment approaches and adapt strategies accordingly.
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Taking note of your feedback
We greatly appreciate the time taken to provide us with feedback on each module. We regularly review all the feedback provided and use it to inform the development of new modules. Subject to funds being available and other constraints, we will amend existing modules where feedback shows this is required.
18th February 2019
Sally Fox

I was surprised to see the range of online resources for quizzes.  Report this review

Our Response: Thanks for taking the time to review your experience, this will inform your peers and help us understand how to improve!
16th February 2019
Matthew Gordon

Some useful prompts and reminders on quizzes, and the links given are good. It would be nicer to have more in the way of additional resources as downloadable content.  Report this review

Our Response: Thank you for your helpful comments which will inform our ongoing development.
14th June 2019
Jason Marks

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10th June 2019
Lois Thorley

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30th May 2019
Keith MArtin

Subject matter very relevant  Report this review

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30th May 2019
Lizzie Buick South Eastern Regional College

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16th May 2019
Susan Lyall

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15th May 2019
Zofia Cebula

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1st May 2019
Valeria Panyko

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23rd April 2019
Clare Rainbird

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16th April 2019
Tony Shakespeare

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5th April 2019
Susanna Brandon

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1st April 2019
Darryl Robinson

Good resources links  Report this review

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12th March 2019
James Spivey

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27th February 2019
Garry Hobbs

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20th February 2019
heather field

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