Assess Yourself: Formative Assessment Posters

**UPDATE: Want to make these into a bookmark for a student desk reference? Click the photo below to be taken to a tutorial** 

Do any of you use Everyday Math as your math curriculum? I piloted it this year in my building and I really liked it- our old math curriculum was pretty archaic and I love how EM makes kids much more nimble with numbers!

I especially loved how they set up their assessments. At the beginning of each, there is a self-assessment and I actually make several copies of this to use throughout the unit. We will fill one out at the beginning and then touch base with it after lessons that cover one of the major topics listed.

I was making some posters of these great doodles when I came across Alison's blog, Eberopolis. She has a great anchor chart posted and I loved the titles she gave to each of the levels:

These titles were the missing pieces that I needed to help make it all come together! Plus, I liked her "Novice" category- at the beginning of some units, students have never heard of the concept, so it was very fitting.

I decided to make some posters to hang in the classroom and extend this concept past math class. Here's the result:

I am really liking this new format and hope you do, too! Want to get your own copy? Click the image above or HERE to get yours for free!


  1. Thank-you so much! I LOVE these - We currently do a "traffic light" comprehension dot on our work (red for difficulty, yellow for some problems, and green for good understanding). I love the added stage, and can't wait to hang these posters and implement this change next year.

    Runde's Room

  2. Hi Jen,

    I am so glad you can use them! I can't wait to hear how they work in your class :)

    Thanks so much for stopping by!


  3. Thank you. These are fantastic! I can't wait to put them up in my classroom next school year.

  4. What a great idea!! I teach 7th grade, but I can see this working for my classroom as well!

    Thanks for sharing!


  5. I love these! This is a great way for my students to be able to define where they are in the learning process. Thanks!
    ~Stephanie B

  6. The URL for the product on TpT is not the same as the hyperlink. Here is the current link:

    1. Hi Darcy,

      Thank you so much for bringing that to my attention- I had no idea :) I have updated the links on the post, so hopefully everything will head to the right spot :)

      Thanks again!


  7. LOVE these! Thank you for creating and sharing them! :) I am one of your newest followers--have a great day!

  8. I LOVE this! I am a media specialist and sometimes scales are for what I teach-This is perfect!