Formative assessment is the practice of gathering and interpreting information about student learning as it is happening in your classroom. It can involve a variety of methods. Using formative assessment helps you know where students are at in their learning so that you can adapt your teaching to meet their needs.
Using the practice
To be effective, formative assessment needs to be implemented well. See below some ‘things to know’ when using the practice.
Snapshots of practice
Formative assessment may look different in different contexts. See below examples of formative assessment in a variety of classrooms and settings.