Understanding Formative Assessment
November 11, 2015
Formative assessment is one of the most widely used—but poorly understood—instructional techniques. This special report highlights common misconceptions about the approach and shows how formative assessment differs from other kinds of assessments, such as summative or benchmark tests. It also illuminates some ways that educators can use formative assessment in their classrooms to find out on the spot whether students are really "getting it."
- Teaching Learning Progressions: Maps to Personalized TeachingIn Denver and elsewhere, learning progressions offer one tool teachers can use in the formative-assessment process.