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Overview of Formative and Summative Assessment

Provide one example of a formative and one example of a summative assessment.

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Formative assessment is ongoing and serves to provide continuous and repeated evaluation to improve student learning and teaching (in a professional development context). One example of a formative assessment is a daily "Check-Out" in a subject area. Teachers can ask students to provide a one or two sentence summary (this will vary depending upon student readiness, type of lesson, and developmental appropriateness) of the lesson's main points. If the lesson was thoughtfully planned, engaged ...

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This solution provides an overview of formative and summative assessments. Specific examples of each are included, along with how they can be applied in the classroom.