Hey, everyone. I’m sure some of these have already been mentioned elsewhere, but I feel that they are important.
First and foremost, I feel the ability to print your Formative would be very helpful. For me, I have created letters that I send out to parents stating what their child received on the specific assessment. I include information giving the Formative website so they can review it online, but not all of my students have access to computers at home.
Secondly, I feel that the “Show Work” tool for students could be improved. To me, it is difficult to write effectively with the different options for this category of question. As a result, I still have students complete their work on a separate sheet of paper and simply input their final answer.
Next, I would like to see some sort of alert system for when a student inputs a response (again I’m unsure of whether this ability already exists). Should I assign a prompt over the weekend, it would be great to know when responses are submitted with a timestamp.
Finally, I would like to see the fraction input function simplified, a matching category added to item types and the ability to manipulate number lines within Formative. I am now teaching ratios in math and would like the ability to have the students set up double number lines in order to find equivalent ratios. With regard to inputting fractions, I find it somewhat tedious to do as do my students. Matching Formatives would be helpful for any terms quizzes I give as well.
I am close to becoming a Formative Certified Educator. I am excited to see the new possibilities and options that will be available to me as a result of this new level. I also plan on providing support and information to my coworkers as very few are familiar with this program. I have attached an image of the letter I send home should anyone else want to use it.