May 18th, 2016
You may have noticed that we are BIG fans of formative assessment around here. And as we meet with educators around the country, we continually find ourselves in (very) good company.
More and more teachers are using formative assessment in their classrooms everyday to answer important questions about student growth:
- What do my students know?
- What do they still need to learn?
- How should I adapt my instruction?
Unlike it’s more traditional cousin, summative assessment, the formative process embeds checks for understanding into the learning cycle, so teachers can provide personalized learning opportunities based on students’ unique needs. It also helps students track their progress and take greater ownership of their learning. Both super sweet wins in our book.
Over the past few months, we’ve shared a series of articles on the ins and outs of formative assessment and strategies to put it to integrate it into your instruction. But we thought it’d be nice to have all that formative know-how in one handy, comprehensive guide.
Now you can become the hot-footed, whiz-bang, undisputed champion of formative assessment by downloading The Definitive K-12 Guide to Formative Assessment, a free 20-page resource designed specifically for K-12 teachers and administrators.
- An overview of formative assessment and its benefits for students and teachers
- The difference between formative and summative assessment
- The three must-haves for meaningful formative assessments
- Ideas to start using in your own classroom
Whether you’re new to formative assessment or you’re already a diehard believer, there’s something for you in this guide.
Looking for a formative assessment solution? MasteryConnect can help you collect more formative data more frequently. View our online demo to see how we may be able to help in your school or district.