Spotlight on Formative Assessment

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Formative Assessment


The Education Week Spotlight on Formative Assessment is a collection of articles hand-picked by our editors on:

  • The forces driving the changing state of assessment
  • Using digital formative assessments to track students' progress
  • Encouraging students to design ways to demonstrate their learning
  • Providing authentic feedback in the classroom

You get the six articles below in a downloadable PDF.

A range of forces—including common standards, a new federal education law, and digital innovation—are bringing change to the field of student testing.
May 24, 2017 – Education Week

Sales are growing for products that help teachers figure out whether students are "getting it" in class—and how educators should change instruction accordingly.
May 24, 2017 – Education Week

An experimental network of Virginia schools is letting students devise projects to demonstrate what they've learned.
May 24, 2017 – Education Week


Author Interview: 'The Perfect Assessment System'
Rick Stiggins, author of the new book "The Perfect Assessment System" (ASCD), agreed to answer a few questions.
April 4, 2017 - Classroom Q&A With Larry Ferlazzo

The Newest Trend in Data-Driven Decisionmaking
In recent years, there has been a shift from a focus on summative assessment data, such as state test scores, to formative assessment data, to help improve student learning outcomes across all subjects and grade levels.
January 17, 2017 - Education Futures: Emerging Trends in K-12

Authentic Feedback: What It Is and Isn't
In education we talk a lot about feedback but giving feedback is much more complicated that we think. This blog offers suggestions on what feedback is and what it isn't.
August 4, 2016 - Finding Common Ground

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