Definition: Informal check-ins between teacher and student that are meant to ensure that students are achieving the learning target. Teachers use a variety of visual, oral, or pencil-and-paper techniques to get a quick read on what students can do. (Just because a teacher ‘taught’ it does not mean students learned it, and checks for understanding allow the teacher to verify learning happened.) Additionally, do nows or exit tickets can be easy ways to make sure students “get it”.

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