How to Check for Understanding in the Classroom: Strategies


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What does it mean to check for understanding?

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1. What should you do if you find that students aren't understanding the material you are teaching?

2. Which strategy for checking for understanding can help you see how a student is progressing in their learning?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

This assessment will challenge you to answer questions related to student understanding in the classroom. It will inquire about what it means to check for understanding and the strategies teachers can use.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

The assessment will ask students questions about:

  • Meaning of checking for understanding
  • How to respond to students' confusion
  • Strategies for checking understanding

Skills Practiced

  • Reading comprehension - read and pull information from the related lesson on checking understanding in the classroom
  • Explaining key concepts - correctly define and grasp what it means to evaluate student understanding
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained about what to do when students are not grasping the material covered in the classroom
  • Knowledge application - assess how gauging understanding is implemented in the classroom

Additional Learning

To learn more about this topic, take a look at the accompanying lesson, How to Check for Understanding in the Classroom: Strategies. It will help students learn more about:

  • Measuring student comprehension and the teaching process
  • Question and answer games teachers can introduce
  • Using entrance and exit tickets in the classroom