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 for their insights on:

  • Improving on-the-spot assessments and instructional decisions in the classroom
  • Creating opportunities for students to self-assess
  • Using students' formative data to create a dynamic learning environment
  • How students can show evidence of learning

You get the seven articles below in a downloadable PDF.

Ask five teachers what formative assessment is and you're likely to get five different definitions.
November 11, 2015 – Education Week

In the Grand Canyon State, teachers are getting a leg up in their efforts to improve the on-the-spot assessments and instructional decisions they make in the classroom.
November 11, 2015 – Education Week

In a growing number of schools, student self-assessments are just another part of the learning process.
November 11, 2015 – Education Week

Teacher Kimberly Long shares how educators can use students' formative and summative data to make powerful changes in the classroom for a dynamic learning environment.
February 10, 2016 – Teacher

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