Formative Assessment

Formative Assessment enables teachers to make frequent checks of students’ progress and understanding. Students receive immediate feedback, and instruction can then be modified based upon the assessment in order to best meet the needs of the student.  Technology allows teachers to formatively assess students.  The following article provides some excellent information about formative assessment:

Show What You Know As You Go: A Different Spin on Assessment:

Assessments should be taken throughout the learning process, not just at the end.

By Grant Wiggins
This article originally published on 7/1/1997
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