Honors Theses

Date of Award

Spring 5-9-2020

Document Type

Undergraduate Thesis

Department

Teacher Education

First Advisor

Sara Platt

Relational Format

Dissertation/Thesis

Abstract

This study provides a case study in the use of Google Forms as a formative assessment tool. Literature regarding formative assessment is included and models are applied in lesson plan development and implementation. However, no research has been found linking the implementation of formative assessment along with Google Forms. Formative assessment and Google Forms both provide feedback to learners, which is a critical component of formative assessment. This study reported the use of formative assessment in conjunction with Google Forms and the impact it has on the lesson planning process. The researcher designed a lesson plan using the principles of the Understanding by Design approach to teaching, which was based on pre-assessment data and administered daily formative assessments via Google Forms. The researcher analyzed data from the Google Forms to inform future instruction and meet the needs of students. Third-grade students were surveyed using a self-constructed Google Form survey regarding their experience with Google Form assessments. The researcher also discusses the practical application of using Google Forms in the classroom. Results from this study indicated that Google Forms can be an effective formative assessment tool and supports the argument that formative assessment data drives classroom instruction.

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