Formative Assessment

Help students identify their strengths and weaknesses and target areas that need work.

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 Formative assessment is a PROCESS used by teachers and students DURING instruction that provides FEEDBACK TO ADJUST ongoing teaching and learning to IMPROVE students’ ACHIEVEMENT of intended instructional outcomes.  (Popham, 2008).

Summative Assessment

The goal of summative assessment is to evaluate student learning

  • unit tests
  • final exams
  • paper

Formative Assessment

The goal of formative assessment is to monitor student learning

  • see list to the right
  • identify strengths/weaknesses
  • target problem areas