ETS and AACTE Seek Member Input: Pilot PlanWise™ Formative Assessment Tool
AACTE is excited to announce a new opportunity for members to pilot the PlanWise™ tool, a Chrome Extension developed by ETS and focused on delivering formative assessment practices and strategies. The PlanWise™ tool meets teachers where they are in a number of ways, including by providing suggestions for formative assessment strategies to teachers and teacher candidates while they are lesson planning in Google Docs. After an initial pilot with K-12 teachers, there is increased interest in expanding use of the PlanWise™ tool to teacher candidates. Many novice teachers in the initial pilot valued the utility of the tool in identifying a variety of new formative assessment strategies and indicated that the strategies increased their use of formative assessment with students.
This initial opportunity to pilot the PlanWise™ tool will be small and will be offered on a first come, first served basis. AACTE and ETS will select the first five institutions to express interest through this form to participate in the pilot. As part of the pilot, an initial 1-hour overview and demonstration of the PlanWise™ tool will be provided by ETS in July. From there, faculty will complete a short survey to provide feedback on the utility of the PlanWise™ tool in methods and other teacher preparation coursework and will also be able to indicate whether they would like to be able to use the tool with teacher candidates during the fall 2021 semester.
For questions about this opportunity, please contact Jackie Cantow-Dudley at AACTE.