“Formative assessment is a range of formal and informal assessment procedures conducted by teachers during the learning process in order to modify teaching and learning activities to improve student attainment. It typically involves qualitative feedback (rather than scores) for both student and teacher that focuses on the details of content and performance. It is commonly contrasted with summative assessment, which seeks to monitor educational outcomes, often for purposes of external accountability.” (Wikipedia, 2015)
Resource: Embracing the Use of Data for Continuous Program Improvement - article from the Harvard Family Research Project by Heidi Rosenberg.
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