Formative Instructional Practices

FIP Your School Ohio (Formative Instructional Practices)

It is best to create a username/password to be able to enter “my portal” to access all of the functionality of Battelle for Kids (BFK)’s website.  You will likely need to email the provided support inbox for an access code, and you need your Ohio Teacher’s Certificate for the following step.

Once logged in, scroll over “Race to the Top” in the blue tabs at the top left of the page.  Select “FIP YOUR SCHOOL”.  There is a video concerning the FIP program on the homepage , an overview brochure and several pages to select on the left side of the screen.

On the left, there are several online learning module opportunities.  There are currently five “foundation modules”, a “leading and coaching module” with “application modules” coming soon.  There is some information about how FIP will transform your schools, how to become a FIP district and how to contact your region’s FIP specialist(s).


Various formative instruction/assessment resources

From Albemarle Middle School in North Carolina.

Formative Assessment – Urbana

From Urbana City Schools in OH

From Highland Park Middle School in Dallas, Texas


formative assessment strategies



Differentiation strategies/resources

A ton of ideas/techniques of how to differentiate instruction.

an excellent gifted differentiation website!

A great Powerpoint about gifted education and differentiating for gifted students.

A great website with strategies and resources on how to differentiate lessons for many different types of learners.

Excellent resource to differentiate the Common CORE for English Language Learners