Teaching

The Difference Between Formative and Summative Assessment Explained (Video)

By Carmen Rojas — March 06, 2017 1 min read

What is formative assessment, and how does it differ from other forms of testing? While the technique is employed in classrooms across the country, there is much confusion about what the term means.

In this explainer video, Education Week reporter Catherine Gewertz sits down with Meghan Pazmino, a math coach at Ross Elementary School in Washington, D.C. to clear up any misconceptions.


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A version of this news article first appeared in the On Air: A Video Blog blog.