Formative Instructional Practices
The research is clear—using high-impact formative instructional practices (FIP) in the classroom translates to great gains in student achievement.
FIP are the formal and informal ways that teachers and students gather and respond to evidence of student learning. It is a process in which teachers use tools, strategies, and resources to determine what students know, identify possible gaps in understanding, modify instruction, and actively engage students in their learning.
FIP is at the heart of teaching and learning, and with new standards, assessments, and evaluations on the horizon, effective instruction is more critical than ever. When implemented with fidelity, FIP equips educators to successfully adapt to changes in the education environment.
- Transition to the Common Core State Standards
- Measure student growth in real time
- Personalize learning for every student
Watch the Why FIP? video in the sidebar to learn more.
There are four core components of FIP: creating clear learning targets, collecting and documenting evidence of student learning, providing effective feedback, and student ownership of learning. Click on the images below to learn more about the core components and how they support all members of the school community.
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With support from the experts at Pearson Assessment Training Institute, Battelle for Kids created FIP Your School—a program designed to achieve system-wide implementation of FIP. FIP Your School includes:
- Guidance for launching FIP Your School
- A blended learning approach
- Interactive online courses
- Materials to facilitate team-based professional development
- Consultation from experts
- Training for coaches and leaders
- Resources to help implement and sustain FIP Your School
Watch the FIP Your School video in the sidebar to learn how all of these elements work together in FIP Your School.
No matter what the current school-improvement initiatives are, effective instruction should always be the priority. Online, in the classroom, across your school—FIP Your School will empower your school to leverage high-impact formative instructional practices to increase student achievement.
See how Ohio, in partnership with Battelle for Kids, is advancing FIP to achieve student success through the “FIP Your School® Ohio” campaign.
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