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56 Examples of Formative Assessment

Formative assessment can be as simple as thumbs up or down and as creative as having students illustrate a page of a story.

December 10, 2012

I’ve created a presentation (with some help from my colleagues) on different examples of formative assessment

Note the definition I’m using at the beginning of the presentation: A formative assessment or assignment is a tool teachers use to give feedback to students and/or guide their instruction. It is not included in a student grade, nor should it be used to judge a teacher’s performance. Both of these would be considered summative assessments.

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