formative assessment


Also found in: Medical, Wikipedia.

formative assessment

n
(Education) ongoing assessment of a pupil's educational development within a particular subject area. Compare summative assessment
Collins English Dictionary – Complete and Unabridged, 12th Edition 2014 © HarperCollins Publishers 1991, 1994, 1998, 2000, 2003, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2011, 2014
Mentioned in ?
References in periodicals archive ?
Advancing Formative Assessment in Every Classroom: A Guide for Instructional Leaders, 2nd Edition
Synopsis: Formative assessment is one of the best ways to increase student learning and enhance teacher quality.
Formative assessment takes place frequently, can be quite informal, and is used to monitor and adjust instruction while that instruction is in progress.
In fact, this is a summative assessment on a diagnosis testing basis and it is helpful only if early observations on the basis of formative assessment have already been taken.
Keywords: Classroom assessment techniques, Teachers' perceptions, Formative assessment.
formative assessment measures in the classroom, along with interim and
It has even moved beyond using only the simple concepts of 'Formative' and 'Summative' assessments to 'Programmatic Assessment'.5,6 Formative assessment is assessment for learning and summative assessment is assessment of learning.
These three findings from learning research are related and have direct implications for formative assessment. First, however, we need to define the scope and purpose of formative assessment.
Researches have shown that formative assessment can improve students' learning more than most instructional practices (Hattie, 2012).
The book includes templates, a companion website supporting materials with downloadable tools, and a discussion that is based on using formative assessment techniques to build and teach math.