Formative Instructional Strategies (FIP) is the heart of teaching and learning. Using FIP strategies, teachers use formal and informal ways to gather and respond to evidence of learning. Integrating the four components of FIP into daily practice helps students succeed and teachers become more effective.
Educators can access 26 FIP courses that combine theory and practical classroom application, and include scenarios and examples of what these powerful practices look like in action across grades and subjects.
Effectively using assessment data helps teachers know how students are learning, and how to adjust instructional strategies to meet the needs of all learners. Through value-added analysis and other high-quality assessments, teachers can make valid, reliable inferences about students’ growth and achievement.
These resources around Instruction & Assessment align with and support priority areas strategies in the Tennessee Department of Education Tennessee Succeeds Plan:
Formative Instructional Practices Online Courses: A total of 26 courses, including a Leading FIP course focused on leading and sustaining implementation, all aligned with TN Ready.
FIP Online Course Overview
FIP Clear Learning Targets Guide
RTI2-FIP Online Courses Crosswalk
Value-Added Online Courses: Four role-based learning paths to help educators understand, interpret and use TVAAS® value-added analysis.
Value-Added Analysis Resources
Value-Added Quick Start Guide
Balanced Assessment Process Map
The Power of Using Value-Added Analysis to Improve Student Learning
Standards Implementation Supports, including Vertical Progression Guides and Vocabulary References
BFK•Grow™, an online solution to help school systems manage the student growth measures process.