Thank you for a great two years of Formative Assessment. All handouts are now posted. If you need any additional information please contact Pam Lange at

August 29, 2008 Email Communication
October 28, 2008 Email Communication (for November's Session)

Attachments to October Email:
Rubric Survey Results

Formative Assessment Institute-Year Two
Email sent August 29, 2008

We are very excited for our second year of Formative Assessment; hope you had a little bit of time to rest over the summer. This email confirms you as a participant for year two: Formative Assessment Institute and includes the details about the September session. If you have further questions, please feel free to contact me at

· All training sessions to be held at the Best Western Inn in Lander (yeah!)
· Dates for year two cohort: September 22 (registration and credit signup only 6:00-8:00 p.m. See detailed agenda at end of email)September 23-24, 2008; November 10-11, 2008; February 11-12, 2009; and March 30-31, 2009.
· A new binder for year two will be provided.
· All handouts will be printed for the first session.
· Handouts will be posted on Formative Assessment Website at

Please bring the following items with you in September:
· A classroom assessment that has been administered and scored (assessment must include multiple choice questions).
· From this classroom assessment, bring at least 10 of the student tests – remove names. (We will be working with test questions and student results)
· Bring curriculum items (mostly learning targets and assessment ideas) for your next unit of study. If assessments are already developed, please bring a copy.
· If your team will focus on a specific content area for this year, appoint one person to bring materials for the entire team.
· If you are an administrator or instructional facilitator, pair up with a teacher to gather the materials.
· Your Rick Stiggin’s Book.


Monday, September 22, 2008
6:00 to 8:00 p.m.
Registration/Credit Paper Work – War Bonnett Room (Best Western)

o University of Wyoming (2 credits)
o PTSB Credit Paperwork (2 credits)

Tuesday, September 23, 2008
7:00 to 8:00 a.m. Continental Breakfast
8:00 to Noon Welcome
Year Two Vision
Assessment IQ
Assessment Dialogue/Assessment Development
Noon-1:00 Lunch provided on-site
1:00-4:00 Assessment Development/Work time

Wednesday, September 24
7:00 to 8:00 a.m. Continental Breakfast
8:00 to 10:15 Using Assessment Results
10:15 to 10:30 Break
10:30 to Noon Cassie Erkins – How to embed the Seven Strategies of Formative Assessment into long-term systemic professional development planning
Noon-12:45 Lunch
12:45 to 3:00 Cassie Erkins Continued
3:00 – 3:15 Homework assignment/Closure

Pam Lange

Welcome to the Formative Assessment Institute (FAI) Wiki Page. If you are looking for information regarding a specific training date, please select the individual link on the left side of this page.

February On-Line Survey Results

February Break-Out Session Survey Results

November On-Line Survey Results

September On-Line Survey Results

Hello, my name is Pam Lange and I am the project leader for the professional development portion of this project. Please don't hesitate to email me at with any questions you many have.

I'm excited to introduce you to the other five team members for this project: Barb Rowenhorst, Marilyn Hofer, Lisa Hafer, Jo Hartmann, and Janet Hensley.

Welcome Aboard!