Google Forms a Magical Tool

Imagine a student who does poorly on assessments all of sudden turning it around. Could it be possible for this child to receive 100% all the time? Why of course they can! Especially if the assessment is focused upon mastery. Imagine how this could bolster a student’s esteem. A Google Form just may be the magical tool you’re looking for!

Google Forms Magical Tool for Math

The magical force hidden within this Google Math Form is “All Students Finish with a Passing Grade.”  How can this be done? This Google Form provides more than one  opportunity to provide the answer. If a student answers a question wrong the next page leads to a repeat of the question with a visual, video or interactive support. After viewing the support the student has a second chance at answering the question. You can try it out here:

TIP: Answer the first question wrong!

The beauty of this tool is even thought the student has the opportunity to achieve 100% all the time it still provides valuable assessment information.

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STEP 1: Creating a Differentiated Google Forms Assessment

Okay so I couldn’t wait for the Differentiated Assessment to be finished before sharing. STEP 1 is only one tiny baby step and I promise STEP 2 will WOW you!  In STEP 1 a Google Forms is used to create the assessment. The trick used in this step is the adding of multiple Google Forms pages. This way each question appears on a page by itself. Hopefully this will lessen some anxieties towards testing.

Recently I took an on-line test and found it so much easier to focus on answering the question when presented on individual pages. When multiple questions appear on a page it can be distracting. This is because it compels the test taker  to read them instead of focusing on answering one question at a time. It is so much easier to focus on answering a question when it is isolated. Another beneficial modification in STEP 1 is the addition of visuals. The visuals tend to be in color making it much easier for the student to recognize the fine details.

Directions for Creating Individual Pages in a Google Forms 

  1. Open Google Forms
  2. In the Tool Bar Click on INSERT
  3. Scroll down to Page Break and Click

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If you are successful this is what the Google Forms Assessment will look like.

G-Form 1page per question