What Is Formative Assessment? An EdWeek Video Explainer
Do you think you have a pretty good understanding of formative assessment? If not, you have a lot of company. Many people are confused about this kind of testing, and they often define it very differently.
Assessment is a hot topic, of course, but most of those conversations are about summative testing, the kind you do when learning is over, like at the end of the school year. There's also interim testing, which tries to measure how well students learned specific, smaller chunks of instruction. So where does formative assessment fit into that scheme?
Watch the video to find out.
For a deeper dive, check out EdWeek's special report on formative assessment. It tells you that lots of people are searching for clarity on formative assessment. And it supplies perspectives of experts to help you find the answers.
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