What are formative topic questions and how should they be used?

Formative topic questions provide feedback to students on the areas where they need to focus and are designed to meet students where they are in the material. Topic questions are best used for spot-checking student understandings while teaching the topics identified in the course framework. They can be used in class or as homework based on teacher preference. The questions can reveal misunderstandings and help teachers target content and skills to emphasize in lessons and help students understand why an answer is correct or incorrect.

The topic questions also contain scaffolded Create performance task prompts. These can be paired with existing programming projects to provide students with incremental practice responding to the written response prompts. 

Use performance data provided from topic questions to determine which topic videos might be most beneficial for students to watch for remediation.

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