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Formative Assessment

What is the purpose of formative assessment within the process of instructional design? How often should it be performed and how can you perform it? How does formative assessment differ for a designer and a classroom teacher?

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Formative assessment allowing the students to "practice" the skills they have recently learned without recording a grade on it. This can be done whenever necessary to help in assessing what the next steps will need to be during the learning process in order to prepare the student for the summative assessment of what the student has learned (1).

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Describes formative assessment, how it is best used in the process of instructional design. How formative assessment is different for a teacher compared to a designer, and how often this type of assessment should be utilized.