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I've received some questions about consensograms. Here is a short explanation and two examples. However, there are many ways a consensogram can be used.
A consensogram is a tool that collects feedback, provides data regarding current state, helps to build consensus and in this example will rate the understanding of a topic.
Pose a higher level thinking question or ask students to think about a particular process or topic.
Ask students to rate themselves on a scale of one to five. One means “I know nothing about the topic”,
5 means “I can teach the class about this topic.” Students place a dot on the chart at the beginning of the lesson or practice session. (Choose one color for all to use) At the end of the session, students revisit the consensogram and rate themselves again by placing a dot of a different color.
The results are used by the student to determine their progress and next steps. The teacher uses the information to guide instruction and plan for the next lesson.
Distribute 5 key questions/processes for the standard they are studying. Ask student s to place on green dot in the column for those questions they understand. Place a red dot on those that they still have questions about. This will guide the teacher’s instruction as well as help the student focus on their area of need.
After the lesson, students revisit the consensogram and rate themselves again. This is an easy way for student and teacher to determine next steps.
Other ways you have used consensograms as a formative assessement?
American Society for Quality Education Division
American Society for Quality – Education Division