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Test Results as Formative or Summative Assessment

If an instructor were to use assessment results as an evaluation of instructional effectiveness, should the test results be used as a formative or summative evaluation of instructional effectiveness? Please include a reference.

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Assessments are considered a huge topic that encompasses everything from statewide accountability tests to district benchmark or interim tests to everyday classroom tests. In order to grapple with what seems to be an over use of testing, educators should frame their view of testing as assessment and that assessment is information. In order to determine the effectiveness of instruction, Teachers are known to use summative ...

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In approximately 300 words, this solution describes whether or not assessment results could be used as formative or summative assessment of an instructor's effectiveness. Additionally, this solution includes one reference source for further investigation of the topic.