5 Reasons for Formative Assessment and 5 Methods for Utilization

What is formative assessment? “Formative assessment refers to a wide variety of methods that teachers use to conduct in-process evaluations of student comprehension, learning needs, and academic progress during a lesson, unit, or course.” (https://www.edglossary.org/formative-assessment/) It doesn’t stop there, however. Assessments should guide a teacher on what to do to remediate, challenge or move on

Classroom Assessment – Broken down into a simple Q&A

Q: What does it mean to assess?   A: Assessing is simply taking a measurement of progress, knowledge, or mastery. Q: How do formative and summative assessments differ? A: Formative assessments are used periodically throughout the instructional/learning process to determine progress.  Summative assessments are given at the end of a unit of instruction to show mastery. Q: Why might a

Five Favorite Formative Assessment Tools

I hope all educators would agree on the importance of formative assessment.  What we might disagree on is the method for assessing.  Maybe you have your “quizzes” all made up from previous years.  Maybe your district requires everyone to administer the same assessments.  Or maybe, you are always looking for new (and engaging) ways to