Searching for Clarity on Formative Assessment

By Catherine Gewertz
November 15, 2015

This article explores the various definitions of formative assessment in the field and the impact of differing understanding of the term on practice. The author asserts that while everyone agrees on its power to provide information about what students are learning in the moment,”beyond that it gets fuzzy, fast”. The article also includes links to many other Education Week formative assessment articles and tools such as a Q&A about common misconceptions, an article exploring whether formative assessments should be graded, an article on using Learning Progressions, and videos.

Source Organization: Education Week

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