Both formative and summative assessments are similar in that they provide valuable insight into student mastery of desired goals and objectives. Both let the teacher know if she has successfully taught the information or if adjustments and/or re-teaching need to occur.
The primary differences exist in the amount of material being assessed. From my experience, the formative assessment is checkpoint assessment somewhere with in a unit to see how the students are mastering goals and objectives. Ideally, it is NOT tied to any grades but for the teacher to see if students are acquiring necessary foundations upon which additional skills are built. If students are ...
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Formative and Summative Assessment
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Address the following items:
> Define each type of assessment.
> Discuss the similarities and differences between the two forms of assessment.
> Provide an example of how an I/O consultant might use both formative and summative assessment in the workplace.
> Discuss the role criteria (or standards) play in formative and summative assessment.